Simple six-pack replacement. Is there such a thing?

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Kurt Ayres

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I'm wondering if there is a device out there that does nothing but replace the six-pack. I have zero experience in these matters, so please forgive my ignorance. This is for day VFR only in a low performance airplane; I don't need navigation capability and all the other bells and whistles, as I'm not going far or fast. When I've tried to research this on my own, I've been inundated with acronym after acronym, and my eyes just sort of glaze over. Seriously, if there such a device, or if you can explain in the simplest terms what I should look for, your help would be most appreciated.

gtae07

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Thing is, if you’re replacing your six-pack (I asssume by that you still want some kind of attitude info) then pretty much almost anything out there is going to give you at least some kind of nav/map capability “free”.

I think your simplest bet is going to be something like an AV-30 or GRT Mini, but we really need more info to help you out. I’m willing to help you dig through options but I’d need to know what exactly you’re really trying to do—what you have now, what you’re trying to gain, what you’re replacing, etc. A picture of your current panel would be helpful.

Toobuilder

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Dynon D-60 is a direct replacement for the 6pack. The D-100 adds features and is a true efis

pfarber

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HBA Supporter
If you're low and slow VFR why do you want all those gauges?

A simple cell phone app can give you GPS speed and altitude (some phones actually have a pressure gauge, not many). Google maps in offline mode give you basic nav. All you would need is oil temp/press/voltmeter/compass.

ScaleBirdsScott

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I'd go with a WingBug + Tablet combo personally, if the goal was maximal simplicity. No systems to run, just clamp the wingbug to the wing somehow and sync to a tablet mounted in the cockpit or on the pilot somehow (Also for ultralight aircraft I presume it would remove all of the associated weight of a pitot system and the associated avionics from the true empty weight, as long as you remember to take the stuff with you.)

Wingbug looks pretty neat. $1350 ain't free, but it isn't bad for a device that provides a no-fuss pitot static feed. I sure like the included AoA capability--super!. Small gripes: iPad only, pseudo-analog display only (would be nice to make better use of the small available screen of a tablet). Thanks for the lead to that! gtae07 Well-Known Member OP still hasn’t provided any information about what he actually needs (mission spec, what he’s replacing, aircraft type, why he’s doing this, etc). Without knowing that it’s hard to make a suggestion. ScaleBirdsScott Well-Known Member Wingbug looks pretty neat.$1350 ain't free, but it isn't bad for a device that provides a no-fuss pitot static feed. I sure like the included AoA capability--super!. Small gripes: iPad only, pseudo-analog display only (would be nice to make better use of the small available screen of a tablet).
Thanks for the lead to that!

Regards

Matt

cluttonfred

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FWIW, the Wingman site is pretty hard to navigate. You have to fish around to find a price list and when you do find it down below the visible portion of the home page it's a link to an illegible PDF file. The AvMap solution is interesting but I think the Engibox EMS is set up just for Rotax engines.

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FWIW, the Wingman site is pretty hard to navigate. You have to fish around to find a price list and when you do find it down below the visible portion of the home page it's a link to an illegible PDF file. The AvMap solution is interesting but I think the Engibox EMS is set up just for Rotax engines.
Engine box can be set for anything 2 or 4 stroke. Wingman site is not great. David cooper sells the 4/6 cylinder for about 700USD which includes the probes.

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