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Old 01-13-2012, 12:28 PM
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Default AF-5000 Series Video

We have just released the software for the AF-5000 series to fully control the AF-Pilot autopilot. The EFIS will now display the current AP status and need for trim. The EFIS also gives you the ability to not only turn on the Autopilot but also turn it off, all from the EFIS.

Here is some video that I took on the way home from Idaho yesterday after visiting Kitfox Aircraft. The new geo-referenced IFR charts and Flight Guide airport diagrams are awesome; I can?t imagine not having them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSyhM...zW9yJiqMcfHmCT

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:51 PM
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Very slick Rob!

Any upgrade similar to the 5000 series coming for the 4500's?
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:06 PM
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We are working on the new Autopilot control for the AF-4500. Here are some pictures from the flight yesterday.




In this picture the AP is ON, AP is a Green Box


In this picture the AP is OFF, AP is a Blue Box






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Old 01-13-2012, 02:35 PM
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Default Nice!!!

Thanks for posting Rob. Almost like cheating!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:25 PM
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cool!

hoping that some of the features will still trickle down to the 3400s/3500s/4500... especially the new flight mode annunciator ;-)

but in any case, great progress and nice on the eye!
that's where you always were and keep being good at!

rgds, bernie
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:47 PM
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cool!

hoping that some of the features will still trickle down to the 3400s/3500s/4500... especially the new flight mode annunciator ;-)

but in any case, great progress and nice on the eye!
that's where you always were and keep being good at!

rgds, bernie
The flight mode display and Autopilot control will be available in the AF-3400s, AF-3500s and AF-4500s

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Old 01-13-2012, 11:32 PM
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Great job, really slick.
Just wondering, is there a cost/subscription for the maps (IFR, sectional or approach plates) and is it all thru AFS or third party.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:25 AM
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$50 for a single update, includes all (IFR , VFR Sectional, Approach plates)

$400 per year


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Old 01-18-2012, 06:36 PM
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Wonderful job, as usual! You guys just keep making things better and better for us! Thanks for keeping us informed... and motivated Rob!

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