Monday, June 28, 2010

PR: VirtualHUD’s new Wingman Portable EFIS

June 28, 2010: It’s not just a low-cost, reliable, fully-portable, battery-powered EFIS (Electronic Flight Information System) that’s capable of interfacing with your GPS to display your own HITS (Highway in the Sky) in standard symbology. It can also integrate with the VirtualHUD, to project a “heads up display” picture in your line of sight. Your attitude, position, and groundspeed can all be right in front of you, all the time.

Plan your flight in your GPS; hook it to your Wingman, and experience integrated navigation and attitude information. (The attitude information and HITS display are courtesy of the Wingman and its integrated positioning and motion sensors). When used alone, the Wingman is an effective EFIS, giving Experimental aircraft more panel space, and offering pilots of LSA and Certified aircraft an independent redundancy for critical instrumentation.

William Steele, inventor and President of VirtualHUD, says, “It’s never been so easy to integrate attitude and position information. We’ll make the cable for your [GARMIN or other popular] GPS, and eliminate the need for one of your power cables or adaptors at the same time, helping keep your cockpit and flight bag clutter-free.”
The unit features a 4.3” screen and measures 3 ¼ x 4 ¾ x ⅞” thick. Its internal battery is good for over an hour; and charging it (through any standard accessory outlet) draws less than a quarter amp.

The Wingman will be available at AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, to ship right after the show. Pricing is $1595, with an early-order discount of $100.

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