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Stratomaster MGL iEFIS

  • Available iEFIS models
    DISCOVERY "Lite"iEFIS "Lite" 7" (177mm)
    EXPLORER "Lite"iEFIS "Lite" 8.5" (216mm)
    CHALLENGER "Lite"iEFIS "Lite" 10.4" (264mm)
    EXPLORERiEFIS 8"5 (216mm)
    CHALLENGERiEFIS 10"4 (264mm)

  • iEFIS system description
    DescriptionDescription iEFIS
    Architecture Distributed version, LAN and CAN bus intercconnect
    "Lite" version Compact version
    Differences Differences between iEFIS and iEFIS "Lite"
    iBOXSensors, GPS, Input/Output, etc.
    RDACEngine monitoring
    AHRSHorizon
    Automatic PilotAutomatic Pilot
    IntelliRouteIntelliRoute
    Touch ScreenTouch screen
    GPS & Maps GPS and moving map
    Approach Plates Approach Plates
    HITS & 3D TerrainHighway In The Sky
    CustomizeAdapt to your specific needs
    Collision avoidanceCollision avoidance
    WeatherWeather receivers
    AlarmsVisual and Vocal
    GVOR & GLS"GPS VOR" and "GPS ILS"
    VidéoEntrées/Sorties Vidéo
    Radio ControlVHF NAV/Radio control
    Transponder ControlTransponder control

  • Software revisions and Simulators
    SoftwareSoftware histories
    Software updatesThe software updates
    SimulatorsThe simulators
    UtilitiesUtility softwares

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  • iEFIS "DISCOVERY Lite"

    MGL Avionic Glass Cockpit Stratomaster iEFIS Discovery Lite

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  • Caution : dimensions of images on your computer screen depend on its resolution and may differ from actual iEFIS sceen dimensions.
  • L'iEFIS DISCOVERY "Lite" (diagonale 177mm 7", WGA 800 x 480 pixels) ships since october 20th 2014.
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 120mm, panel cut 201 x 113mm Download drawing
  • Weight: 700g approx.

    Do you want to try an iEFIS? Its possible right now by downloading the simulation program (requires a PC running Windows NT, 2000, XP, VISTA, Windows7) which simulates the operation of the iEFIS. The simulator allows you to almost fully operate a virtual iEFIS. Perfect for learning how to use it without using a physical instrument, at home or at your club!
  • "iEFIS simulator"" : Download installation program iEFISG3Simulator.exe

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  • iEFIS "EXPLORER Lite"

    MGL Avionic Glass Cockpit Stratomaster iEFIS EXPLORER "Lite"

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  • Click on pictures to enlarge them.
  • Caution : dimensions of images on your computer screen depend on its resolution and may differ from actual iEFIS sceen dimensions.
  • iEFIS EXPLORER "Lite" (216mm 8"5 diagonal, WGA 800 x 480 pixels) ships since August 2015.
  • Dimensions: 245 x 160mm, panel cut 228mm x 153mm. Download drawing
  • Weight: 970g approx.

    Do you want to try an iEFIS? Its possible right now by downloading the simulation program (requires a PC running Windows NT, 2000, XP, VISTA, Windows7) which simulates the operation of the iEFIS. The simulator allows you to almost fully operate a virtual iEFIS. Perfect for learning how to use it without using a physical instrument, at home or at your club!
  • "iEFIS simulator"" : Download installation program iEFISG3Simulator.exe


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  • iEFIS "CHALLENGER Lite"

    MGL Avionic Glass Cockpit Stratomaster iEFIS Challenger

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  • Click on pictures to enlarge them.
  • Caution : dimensions of images on your computer screen depend on its resolution and may differ from actual iEFIS sceen dimensions.
  • iEFIS CHALLENGER "Lite" (264mm 10"4 diagonal, XGA 1024 x 768 pixels) ships since August 2013.
  • Dimensions : 270mm x 209mm, panel cut 252.5 x 202.5mm Download drawing
  • Weight: 1350g approx.

    Do you want to try an iEFIS? Its possible right now by downloading the simulation program (requires a PC running Windows NT, 2000, XP, VISTA, Windows7) which simulates the operation of the iEFIS. The simulator allows you to almost fully operate a virtual iEFIS. Perfect for learning how to use it without using a physical instrument, at home or at your club!
  • "iEFIS simulator"" : Download installation program iEFISG3Simulator.exe


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  • iEFIS "EXPLORER"

    MGL Avionic Glass Cockpit Stratomaster iEFIS

    iEFIS, cliquer pour une image plus grande iEFIS, cliquer pour une image plus grande
  • Click on pictures to enlarge them.
  • Caution : dimensions of images on your computer screen depend on its resolution and may differ from actual iEFIS sceen dimensions.
  • iEFIS EXPLORER (216mm 8"5 diagonal, WGA 800 x 480 pixels) ships since July 2012.
  • Dimensions: 245 x 160mm, panel cut 228mm x 153mm. Download drawing
  • Weight: 940g approx.

    Do you want to try an iEFIS? Its possible right now by downloading the simulation program (requires a PC running Windows NT, 2000, XP, VISTA, Windows7) which simulates the operation of the iEFIS. The simulator allows you to almost fully operate a virtual iEFIS. Perfect for learning how to use it without using a physical instrument, at home or at your club!
  • "iEFIS simulator"" : Download installation program iEFISG3Simulator.exe


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  • iEFIS "CHALLENGER"

    MGL Avionic Glass Cockpit Stratomaster iEFIS Challenger

    iEFIS, cliquer pour une image plus grande iEFIS, cliquer pour une image plus grande
  • Click on pictures to enlarge them.
  • Caution : dimensions of images on your computer screen depend on its resolution and may differ from actual iEFIS sceen dimensions.
  • iEFIS CHALLENGER (264mm 10"4 diagonal, XGA 1024 x 768 pixels) ships since August 2013.
  • Dimensions : 270mm x 209mm, panel cut 252.5 x 202.5mm Download drawing
  • Weight: 1300g approx.

    Do you want to try an iEFIS? Its possible right now by downloading the simulation program (requires a PC running Windows NT, 2000, XP, VISTA, Windows7) which simulates the operation of the iEFIS. The simulator allows you to almost fully operate a virtual iEFIS. Perfect for learning how to use it without using a physical instrument, at home or at your club!
  • "iEFIS simulator"" : Download installation program iEFISG3Simulator.exe


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  • iEFIS description

    MGL Avionic Glass Cockpit iEFIS

    iEFIS (R) (registered trademark)

    iEFIS, click for larger image iBOX, click for larger image
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    MGL Avionics iEFIS project

    What is iEFIS ?
    iEFIS is a registered trademark owned by MGL Avionics. iEFIS is the next generation EFIS system utilizing a custom developed, pressure sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen that can also be operated using gloves. iEFIS combines the undeniable advantages of simplyfied operation that a touch screen can offer with rich traditional controls which are equaly indispensible in the cockpit environment. The pressure sensitive touch screen operates much like a tactile button does preventing false activation when touching the screen during turbulent conditions. A simple but highly effective solution...

    What does the iEFIS architecture look like ?
    iEFIS is highly modular in order to increase flexibility for special applications but also to reduce system cost for typical use. Three panel sizes will be released initially. The panels contain powerful processing capabilities, high resolution, sunlight readable touch screens and traditional user interfaces but completely lack everything that makes an EFIS a "EFIS". There are no device interfaces, no sensors. This makes the cost of the panels very attractive. The actual EFIS part containing a rich multitude of interfaces, pressure sensors etc is contained in a seperate small unit that can be mounted behind the panel in a convenient location. This unit is called the "iBOX". If redundancy is needed, two of these can be used in a system in a controlled main and hot standby system. Each iBOX connects via a private network to up to 8 iEFIS panels (which can be of various types). This makes multi-panel systems very affordable while at the same time greatly simplifying installation requirements.
    Typical aircraft systems devices such as engine monitoring systems (RDAC), AHRS, compass, external navigation and COM systems all connect to the iBOX. The only wiring to a panel required is power and the communications cable to the iBOX.

    What are the iEFIS panel sizes ?
    The first release is the 8.5" wide screen format iEFIS Explorer shown in the image above. This will be followed soon therafter with a 7" unit called the iEFIS Discovery and the iEFIS Challenger which weighs in at a large 10.4". The 7" explorer uses a special IPS technology screen giving 180 degrees viewing angle in any direction which allows this device to be used in either landscape or portrait mode as needed.

    Does iEFIS preserve the flexibility of the current MGL EFIS systems for user modification such as custom screen designes ?
    Yes, this is preserved - however more "plug and play" choices are available to ease use by customers who do not want to customize their units.

    What about wireless ? What about my iPAD ? What about my Android tablet ?
    The iEFIS architecture offers a wireless Wifi node that can take the place of any of the theoretical 8 panels you could connect to an iBOX. While this is primarily intended for flight planning (such as upload your flightplan from a tablet) and flight data recording (useful for experiments and aircraft manufacturers) - the wireless node has access to everything a normal panel has so it could become a full EFIS as well, just wireless. It is also possible to consider using just an iBOX without any iEFIS panels at all and a iPAD or Android "EFIS" perhaps for very low cost installations in smaller aircraft. Unspecified availibility date.

    I am a Android or iPAD developer. I want to make an App for iEFIS.
    You are welcome. The protocol required to access the iBOX and iEFIS panels via the Wifi node shall be released to the public domain. If you can send and receive data over a TCP/IP link you are all set to go...

    I want to write my own iEFIS software to run on the iEFIS panels.
    You have come to the right place. This will be supported sometime in the future after the G3 upgrade of our processing platform is expected (plug in upgrade PCB). This system runs a basic version of Linux allowing you to do anything you like with the panels...

    When will iEFIS be available for ordering ?

    iEFIS EXPLORER (8"5) ships since July 2012.
    iEFIS CHALLENGER (10"4) ships since August 2013.
    iEFIS DISCOVERY Lite (7") ships since october 20th 2014.

    How does iEFIS affect the MGL EFIS systems ? Are these going to die ?
    No, not at all. These systems are in wide spread use and have a different architecture to the iEFIS panels and follow more traditional ways of thinking. These panels will not only continue to be supported but in fact will continue to be developed up to the G3 standard later.

    Can I have dimensions for the panels - I want to see if they are going to fit.

    Panel dimensions iEFIS Discovery (7")

    Panel dimensions iEFIS Explorer (8.5")

    Panel dimensions iEFIS Challenger (10.4")


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  • Architecture

    iEFIS Architecture

    iEFIS system
    Architecture

    The iEFIS is a modular system with the iBox at its heart. All system devices communicate with the iEFIS through the iBox via a robust 2-wire CAN Bus network. The iEFIS screens (up to 8 of any size) communicate with the iBox via the EFIS LAN through an RG-174 coax cable. External devices such as radios, transponders, etc., communicate with the system via the RS-232 and ARINC inputs on the iBox.

    Architecure iEFIS

    iEFIS System Modules :

    Up to 8 iEFIS panels may be connected in a single system (1 required)
    iBOX V1: Full featured, central interface for the iEFIS system (1 or 2 units)
    SP-6 CAN: Compass/Magnetometer (up to 2 units)
    SP-7 CAN: Attitude Sensor (up to 4 units)
    SP-10 CAN: Flap, trim and gear controller (up to 6 units, up to 2 functions/unit, 6 functions max)
    RDAC XF: Engine monitoring interface (up to 4 units/engines)
    RDAC CAN: Rotax 912iS ECU interface (up to 2 units/engines)
    MGL V6: COM radio (including full remote control)
    MGL V10: COM radio (including full remote control)
    MGL ECB system (up to 4 units, 48 breakers)
    MGL iEFIS wireless node (one per system - not yet available)
    MGL iEFIS wired node (up to 8 – including iEFIS panels)
    MGL Autopilot servos (Bank, Pitch, Yaw)

    Compatible Third Party Devices:

    Garmin SL40 COM radio
    Fünkwerk ATR500 COM radio
    Fünkwerk ATR833 COM radio
    Microair M760 COM radio
    Dittel KRT-2 COM radio
    Garmin SL30 NAV/COM radio
    Garmin G430W and newer GPS/NAV/COM systems
    Sandia Aerospace STX-165R Remote Mode-C transponder
    Garrecht Mode-S transponder
    Trig Avionics TT-21 & TT22 Mode-S transponder
    Vertical Power VPX
    Traffic systems compatible with ARINC 735 (TIS, TCAS, ADSB with TIS output)
    Traffic systems: NavWorx ADS-B, FLARM, XRX PCAS
    NavWorx ADS-B Transceiver for traffic/weather
    Transponders Requiring Gray Code (Gillham) Encoded altitude
    Older Analog Navigation Systems (CDI/LOC/GS) using +/-150mV differential outputs
    External autopilots can be connected to NMEA (RS-232 port 6 on the iBOX) or ARINC steering signals.



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    iEFIS "Lite"

    iEFIS "Lite" Architecture

    iEFIS "Lite" system
    Architecture

    Discovery "Lite" ships since october 20 2014.
    This version does not require the use of the iBOX and is thus suitable for applications where low cost and simplicity of the installation are required.

    The “Lite” panel uses exactly the same firmware as a regular iEFIS system and is this not restricted in is capabilities, save for any function that requires specific hardware support by the iBOX.
    The “Lite” panel itself includes altimeter and airspeed sensors, a built in WAAS GPS, AHRS, CAN interface for connection to any MGL CAN based peripheral as well as two RS232 ports for connection to items like radios etc. It is also possible to connect an EFIS extender module which provides additional analog and digital inputs and digital (switched) outputs, an AOA sensor as well as 5 RS232 ports for a total of 6 usable RS232 ports. It also provides an interface for a standard MGL OAT sensor (the Lite panel has a built in sensor intended mostly for open cockpit aircraft).
    Up to two “Lite” panels can be used in a single system and they can share RS232 ports and CAN bus devices.

    A typical comprehensive functionality “Lite” panel may consist of:

  • One or two EFIS panels
  • One RDAC for engine monitoring plus probes as needed
  • One SP-6 compass
    Add to this:
  • One, two or three autopilot servos
  • SP-10 Flap and Trim controller

    Also consider the large infrastructure of peripherals from MGL and third parties ranging from VHF radios, navigation radios, transponders, electronic circuit breakers and more.

    Architecture iEFIS Lite

    iEFIS "Lite" System Modules:


    SP-6 CAN: Compass/Magnetometer (up to 2 units)
    SP-7 CAN: External Attitude Sensor (up to 4 units)
    SP-10 CAN: Flap, trim and gear controller (up to 6 units, up to 2 functions/unit, 6 functions max)
    RDAC XF: Engine monitoring interface (up to 4 units/engines)
    RDAC CAN: Rotax 912iS ECU interface (up to 2 units/engines)
    MGL V6: COM radio (including full remote control)
    MGL V10: COM radio (including full remote control)
    MGL ECB system (up to 4 units, 48 breakers)
    MG_Servo: Autopilot servos (Bank, Pitch, Yaw)

    Compatible Third Party Devices:

    Garmin SL40 COM radio (ou toute radio compatible SL40)
    Garmin SL30 NAV/COM radio
    Fünkwerk ATR500 COM radio
    Fünkwerk ATR833 COM radio
    Microair M760 COM radio
    Dittel KRT-2 COM radio
    Garrecht Mode-S transponder VT-01R (with MGL198 interface)
    Trig TT21 & TT22 Mode-S transponder(with MGL238 interface)
    Sandia Aerospace STX-165R Remote Mode-C transponder
    Vertical Power VPX

    Systèmes Trafic : NavWorx ADS-B, FLARM, XRX PCAS
    NavWorx ADS-B Transceiver pour Trafic/Météo
    External autopilots can be connected to NMEA (RS-232 port 2).

  • Please view the iEFIS “Lite” user and installation manual for details on the “Lite” functionality as well as differences to a regular iEFIS system.

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    Differences

    Stratomaster MGL iEFIS Différences

    Differences between iEFIS and iEFIS "Lite"


    The following table points out the differences between iEFIS and iEFIS "Lite"
    iEFISiEFIS "Lite"
    iBOXRequiredNot available
    AHRSRequires external SP-7 module(s)Internal. Connection of 1 to 4 external SP-7 AHRS module(s)via CAN bus is possible
    ARINC3 x Rx, 1 x TxNot available
    Analog navigation support for older NAV systems4 x balanced inputsNot available
    Gillman code transponder encoder interfaceYesNot available
    Analog inputs88, see *1)
    Digital inputs88, see *1)
    Digital outputs4 + 1 alarm4 + 1 alarm, see *1)
    RS232 ports62 + 4, see *2)
    CAN bus21
    Airspeed rangeUp to 600mph (at sea level) with Hi-Speed iBOXUp to 280mph (at sea level)
    Altimeter rangeup to 40.000ftUp to 36.000ft
    AOAYessee *1)
    OATYesInternal. External, see *1)
    Deux entrées d’alimentationYesNo
    Wifi link to external applicationsYes (requires Wifi interface module)No
    Video inputs4 x PAL/NTSCNone
    Video output1 x VGANone
    RedundancyFull, comprehensivePartial
    *1) Requires optional iEFIS extender module
    *2) Optional iEFIS extender module provides 5 RS232 ports for a total of 6 usable ports
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    iBOX

    iBox

    iBox

    The Heart of the iEFIS

    The iBox is the heart of the iEFIS system, and the conductor in the symphony of communication between all system devices and the iEFIS screens. The iBox contains the GPS engine (with antenna connection), the pitot/static sensors and Angle of Attack sensors. The iBox is the hub of communication for all the system devices (AHRS, RDAC, Autopilot Servos) and is also the hub of communication with all third party devices (radios, transponders, ADS-B, VP-X) via its RS-232 and ARINC interfaces.

    iBox status One iBox is necessary in every iEFIS system, and in cases where maximum redundancy is required, a 2nd iBox can be added to the system. The 2nd iBox acts as a ‘hot standby’ and is ready to take over all iBox tasks automatically when necessary, or on command by the pilot.

    Encoder/Misc Connector

    Click on the DB-25 connectors above to see more information on those connectors.

    The Power Connector (pigtail harness included with every iBox):
    The iBox can be powered by 1 or 2 Power Sources (as in the case of a backup battery system). It also has a Keep Alive Power input that maintains date and time and some non-volatile memory items without using the CR2032 battery, which can result in up to 10 years of life on the CR2032 eliminating the need to change this battery every year. The Outside Air Temp sensor also connects to the Power connector.

    CAN connector (pigtail harness included with every iBox) :
    The iBox features 2 CAN buses (CAN 1 and CAN 2). The system devices can be split up in any way on each of the CAN buses.

    OAT probe
    Our aluminum OAT probe is included with every iBox.

    GPS antenna
    Our tuned GPS Antenna is included with every iBox (inside mount)

    iEFIS LAN coax
    An RG-174 EFIS LAN coax cable is included with each system


  • Download the manual (French)
  • Download the manual (English)

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  • Engine monitoring

    iEFIS EMS

    Surveillance Moteur (Engine Monitoring System EMS)
    Engine monitoring

    The iEFIS offers comprehensive engine monitoring for any engine. All engine data is captured via our RDAC (Remote Data Acquisition Computer) that mounts near the engine (in front of or behind the firewall). This data acquisition computer then sends all sender data to the iBox via the CAN Bus Network. No wiring harness for engine senders required!

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    The iEFIS can support up to 4 RDACs. Each RDAC could be used for a different engine, or in cases where additional inputs are required (such as monitoring a 9-cylinder radial, or a non-standard application), additional RDACs can be used to expand the monitoring on a single engine.

    There are several RDAC options for the iEFIS system:

    • RDAC XG - All engine functions with 8-channels for thermocouples
    • RDAC XF MAP - All engine functions with 12-channels for thermocouples and manifold pressure (MAP)
    • RDAC CAN 912iS - Monitoring of the Rotax 912iS Engine directly from the ECU via CAN (up to 2 of these can be used)
    • RDAC CAN MWB22 - Monitoring of the MW B22 Engine directly from the ECU via CAN
    • RDAC CAN ULP - Monitoring of a UL POWER Engine directly from the ECU via CAN (up to 2 of these can be used) or via RS232

    RDAC XG

    RDAC XF

    RDAC CAN 912iS

    RDAC XG (8 canaux thermocouple)
    RDAC XG

    RDAC XF (12 thermocouple channels)
    RDAC XF MAP

    RDAC CAN 912iS for Rotax 912iS engine

    Engine functions from RDAC XF:

    • RPM x 2
    • Hobbs Time
    • Tach Time
    • Maintenance Timers
    • EGT (up to 12 total EGT/CHT)
    • CHT (up to 12 total EGT/CHT)
    • Oil Temperature
    • Oil Pressure
    • Fuel PressureEGT Lean
    • Water Temp (if required)
    • Carb Temp (if required)
    • Fuel level x 2 (with resistive or voltage senders)
    • Fuel flow x 2 (using fuel flow sensor or fuel injector signal)
    • Current sensor input
    • Manifold Pressure

    EGT Lean Assist:

    Just press on the EGT bargraph display on the touchscreen at any time and automatic peak detection will be enabled. A graph will begin generating making it easy to spot the first EGT to peak and it will then display lean or rich of peak differential.

    Alarms:

    Alarm Setup Options Whenever any engine parameter is exceeded an alarm will be initiated. The alarm can be setup to be any or all of the following (see the alarm options in the CHT menu at right for all options available in each sender set):

    • On screen warning
    • iBox Alarm Out External contact (panel master caution light or buzzer)
    • Audio voice alert


     

    Manuals :

    Installation manual RDAC-XF (PDF)
    Sensor installation on Lycoming engine (PDF)
    Installation manual RDAC-CAN 912iS (PDF)


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    AHRS

    iEFIS AHRS

    iEFIS AHRSAttitude/Heading Reference System (AHRS)
    AHRS

    The latest MGL Avionics SP-6 CAN and SP-7 CAN AHRS sensors can be used with the iEFIS. They connect to the iBox via the CAN Bus. You can use up to 2 SP-6 Compass sensors and 4 SP-7 Attitude sensors with each iEFIS system if redundancy is required. The iBox gets information from all sensors and uses the best data it has to come up with an attitude/heading solution.

    Made by MGL Avionics, these are some of the smallest aviation AHRS sensors available today.

    SP-6 CAN Magnetometer (Compass sensor)
    SP-6 Magnetometer Compass sensor

    SP-7 CAN Attitude (horizon) sensor
    SP-7 Attitude Sensor

    What is it?
    The SP-6 CAN is a magnetic compass sensor (magnetometer) for use with all MGL Avionics products that show heading. It contains a three axis magnetic field sensor and a 3 axis accelerometer. The system uses a Cortex M3 32 bit processor. If an SP-7 CAN AHRS is used on the same communications link, tilt compensation can be performed using gyro based attitude data.

    What information can be displayed on the EFIS?
    Magnetic Heading
    Wind speed and direction vector
     

      Technical
      Dimensions:
      Approx 3.5” x 3.5”
      Weight: 175g with connector (6 oz)
      Power consumption: 50mA; 120mA (chauffage en route)

    What is it?
    The SP-7 CAN AHRS is MGL Avionics's seventh generation AHRS system (attitude sensor) for use with all MGL Avionics products that display attitude. The core building blocks of the system include a three axis ST MEMS rate gyroscope, a three axis ST MEMS accelerometer and an ARM Cortex 32-bit microprocessor system. The SP-7 CAN will allow the display of attitude (horizon), G-force, turn rate, and slip/skid on MGL Avionics products that allow these features.

    What information can be displayed on the EFIS?
    Attitude
    Slip and skid
    G-Force

      Technical:
      Dimensions:
      Approx 3.5” x 3.5”
      Weight: 175g with connector (6 oz)
      Power cinsumption: 50mA; 120mA (heater on)
      Degrees per second: 250 deg/sec typical

    Manuel :

    SP-6 and SP-7 User and Installation Manual (PDF)

     



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    AutoPilot

    Built-In Autopilot

    Servos for you MGL iEFIS Avionics
    Built-In Autopilot

    Autopilot Engage The MGL Avionics iEFIS contains a built-in autopilot. All you do is install our servos in the aircraft and the control and AP engage/disengage is handled directly by the iEFIS using the keypad, or via a remote switch. No other control modules are required.

    The Servos connect to the iBox via the CAN Bus network like all other system devices.

    The iEFIS handles all autopilot controls so that once you have engaged it, it will couple with any navigation source you select from that point on seamlessly. There is no need to change modes.

    You can press on the Autopilot control on the touchscreen and then select the first Engage option for straight and level flight. This will sync altitude and heading bugs and maintain course and altitude. If if you then select a GPS Goto, it will switch over to the new Navigation mode automatically.

    If you select the 2nd Engage mode (Active Nav and Vertical Mode) it will use the selected lateral and vertical modes you have preset:

    • When you engage HSI for lateral steering, it will follow the active HSI selection.
    • There are 5 Vertical modes to choose from, including Altitude Hold, Altitude Preselect, VSI Hold, Flightplan Vertical Nav, and Pitch attitude hold.

    There is also an emergency ALT Hold, 180 degree turnback to get you out of trouble if you accidentally lose visual reference when flying near weather.


    MGL Avionics servomotors

    MGL Servo Our Servos are fast, accurate and high-powered:

    The MGL Avionics Servo feature include:

    • Precision machined and anodized solid Aluminum housing
    • Output shaft runs inside double bearings
    • 12 bit output shaft position measurement (sub 0.1 degree resolution)
    • Zero contact magnetic output shaft position measurement (no “pots”)
    • Force measurement (no additional external subsystems required)
    • Automatic slip detection
    • Digitally adjustable maxim torque setting
    • Robust sub D9 connector simplifying inspection and modular installation
    • CAN and RS232 interfaces
    • Wide input voltage range (8V – 30V)
    • Output arm equipped with safety sheer screw
    • 4 + 4 mounting holes to simplify installation (4 side mounting holes)
    • 8 holes to fit travel limiting bolts/plate (preventing “over center” lock-up)
    • Diagnostic LED indicating communication mode and errors conditions
    • 360 degree freedom of movement to simplify installation and setup
    • Maximum holding torque: 4.8Nm
    • Low residual torque: 0.28Nm
    • Weight : 1380g approx.
    • Dimensions : 36 x 63.5 x 101.6mm approx. Top view Side view

     

  • Download servomotor manual (English): MGL_Servo.pdf
  • Download "Autopilot" maniual (English): autopilot.pdf
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  • IntelliRoute

    Atomatic Route IntelliRoute

    Automatic Route Creation
    IntelliRoute

    Expanding Box
    The iEFIS can automatically create routes with a "Zig-Zag" or "Square Spiral" pattern according to simple parameters defined by the pilot.

    ZigZag.


    ....

     


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    Touch Screen

    iEFIS Touch Screen

    The Big Difference...
    Touch Screen

    The iEFIS features a Resistive Touchscreen with all glass components (no plastic overlays). The touchscreen can use used with gloves and actually requires a ‘Push’ to activate a function. This prevents accidental touches, and allows you to secure your finger on the screen in the correct location before ‘pressing the button’. You can actually rub your fingers all over the screen gently and no functions will activate. This is a touchscreen made for use in aviation and in turbulence.

    Retains Push Buttons and Rotary Knobs
    There is also a row of buttons beneath the touchscreen (Explorer and Challenger) that can activate all functions without touching the screen if you prefer this control method, and a row of multifunction rotary knobs along the side.

    Numerical Keypad Instant Access
    The real value in the touchscreen lies in being able to access a function just by reaching out and touching it. You don’t need to activate a menu and then scroll down with a knob and then select your function. You just touch it. If you want to find info on an airport on the map, just touch it. If you want to set the frequency on the radio, just touch the radio display and a numerical keypad will pop up.

    Onscreen Quick Access
    Want to adjust the altimeter? Just touch the altimeter display.
    Want to lean your mixture with EGT? Just touch on the EGT bargraph.
    Want to change your navigation source? Just touch on the HSI.

    Full Keyboard
    If you need to enter any alphanumeric characters, a full QWERTY keyboad will pop up.

    You see it - you touch it. No scrolling down lists or drilling deep into menus.

    Map Keyboard

     


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    GPS & Moving Map

    iEFIS Moving Map GPS

    Moving Map GPS Navigator
    NAVIGATOR
    Select waypoints on screen
    The iEFIS features a 50-channel WAAS-capable GPS receiver (with RAIM), with a host of moving map navigation features. All GPS databases are from freely available sources, and are editable by the user where applicable. Jeppesen NavData is also available worldwide as a subscription service, as well as PocketFMS (Use Desktop edition of PFMS to be able to select FIR's, as the world database can be too large).

    jeppesen

    PocketFMS

    Get Navidata updates here

    The following map layers are available for display on the iEFIS:

    1. Airports/Navaids/Airspace/Obstacles database
      From free sources (such as the FAA) or from Jeppesen/PocketFMS. Includes runway information and frequency information and obstacles. Entire world available.
    2. Terrain
      In GTOPO format - freely available. Worldwide Available.
    3. World Vector Basemap
      Major roads, rivers, borders, cities and towns for the entire world.
    4. Raster
      Any scanned image (or digital Sectional file) can be used after processing with the free MGL Map Maker software. Please note that the user must respect Copyright and Intellectual Property laws.
      We can supply (for EFIS purchased from Delta Omega) iEFIS compatible raster maps from AirMillion (Carribean, France, France WeekEnd, Iberia, Germany, Italy, Greece & North Balkans, Greece & South Balkans, UK, UK (500k), Eastern Europe). These files are associated to one or several iEFIS serial number(s) and can be used only on iEFIS having the proper serial number. Please contact us for a quote.
    5. Explorer Air Million Explorer Air Million Explorer Air Million
      Europe Balkans Greece North Balkans Greece South Balkans Caribbean Europe Est France France WeekEnd Allemagne Espagne Portugal Italie Royaume-Uni UK 500K

    All of these layers (including the AirMillion raster map of country of delivery, if available) are shipped installed with each EFIS delivered by Delta Omega.

    Moving Map GPS

    Major Functions:

    NAV Softkey Function brings up various options including the Nearest Airport function. From these menus you can find airport information, runways, frequencies and then Goto an Airport/Navaid/Fix.

    Map Nearest Airports

    A full Alphanumeric Keyboard pops up for Searches (thanks to the Touchscreen!):

    Map Keyboard

    Route Function allows you to activate routes from the SD card (created in our Flight Planner software or by Seattle Avionics Voyager) or create routes directly in the iEFIS. Routes can be built just by touching airports on the screen - easy as pie!

    Map Routes

    The touchscreen brings flight planning to life! Click any airport or point on the map and you can instantly see how far it is away from your current location and time to waypoint. One more click and you can Goto that waypoint.

    Map zoomed

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    Approach Plates

    iEFIS Approach Plates

    Approach Plates
    CARTES VAC
    Approach Plates
    The iEFIS can use approach plates from two sources:

    • from subscription program EasyVFR by "PocketFMS". The files are associated to iEFIS serial number(s) and can only be used on iEFIS having the serial number(s).
    • from free program "MGL Plates compiler" used to transform and georeference .PDF approach plates.
      Any approach plates in .PDF format can be used after conversion with the free program MGL Plates compiler. Please note that the user must respect Copyright and Intellectual Property laws.

    Plates_1 Plates_2 Plates_3

    Manuels :
    English manual: iEFIS PocketFMS Plates.pdf




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    HITS & 3D Terrain

    iEFIS HITS and 3D

    Highway in the Sky
    HITS and 3D Synthetic View

    The iEFIS features ‘floating box’ Highway-in-the-Sky (HITS) navigation as well as providing the user with a 3D depiction of the outside world for situational and terrain awareness.

    This 3D View shows you the elevation of terrain that is at your altitude and above...

    HITS and 3D Terrain

    It shows you obstacles on the moving map and on the 3D View, so that you don’t run into anything when flying near terrain. And it draws a flag above airports ahead of you with Time and Distance to airport, like street signs on a freeway:

    3D Towers and Airport Flags

    It shows 3D runways, with thresholds labeled so you know you are approaching the airport as planned:

    3D runways distant    3D runways

    Runway Awareness at Long Beach Airport (KLGB):

    3D View Runways LGB

    EFIS 3D View Display Options Available: :

    Checkerboard:

    3D Checkerboard

    Modulated:

    3D Modulated

    Textured:

    3D Textured

     


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    Customize

    Customize iEFIS

    The Most Flexible EFIS in the World
    Flexibility
    Designer & Simulator
    The iEFIS ships with nicely laid out standard screen page layouts. There can be up to 9 page views and these can be toggled by rotating the Page rotary control. You can choose from our standard screens (the unit ships with 5 predesigned screens) or you can use our free PC-based iEFIS Simulator and Designer editing software to design unique screens. Hundreds of highly configurable instruments and display items in various forms are available to choose from. From traditional analog gauge displays to bargraphs, digital readouts, horizons, HSIs, moving maps, etc. The choice is yours! And if you don’t want to get too involved, just keep the standard screens, or contact us to design a special screen for you, free of charge.

    What this means to the pilot is that you can have ANYTHING you want displayed on the screen in ANY WAY!

    Here are some examples of the standard screens that ship with the EFIS, that show you what is possible:

    EXAMPLES

    Standard Split-Screen with PFD, Navigator and Engine/Fuel

    Split-Screen

    Large Navigator and Engine/Fuel

    Grand Navigateur

    Airspace Look-Ahead

    Espace Aérien au cap

    Standard ‘6-pack’ display

    6-pack

    When Menu is activated, PFD and Engine info (and any other info you would like!) is still visible.

    Page Menu

     


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    Collision Avoidance

    Collision Avoidance

    Collision Avoidance
    TRAFIC

    The iEFIS can monitor traffic from several sources via the RS-232 or ARINC 429 interfaces and will display traffic on the moving map and with visual and voice alerts.

    Navworx ADS-B“Traffic, 10 O’clock, High!”

    The following systems are supported:

    Navworx ADS-B
    The next generation in accurate GPS-based traffic monitoring. With very good coverage over much of the United States, this is the best solution for traffic monitoring if flying in an area with ADS-B coverage.

    Zaon XRX
    The Zaon PCAS (Portable Collision Avoidance System) is a popular portable traffic information system that can be used anywhere in the world and will track 3 intruders at a time using the other aircraft’s transponder replies.

    Mode-S Transponder - TIS (Traffic Information Service)Zaon XRX
    The TIS system operates only in certain areas in the United States and requires a Mode-S Transponder such as the Garmin GTX330. More info on TIS-issues, and coverage map is
    here.

    TCAS
    TCAS is an active transponder-interrogation system.

    FLARM
    GPS-based system used a lot in the glider community.

    PilotAware
    is an inexpensive electronic positional awareness system that is carried on to your aircraft to help you see other aircraft and you to be seen by other aircraft. This can be a GA, permit aircraft, microlight aircraft, hang glider or paraglider. Its serial data if FLARM protcol compatible, so it is recognized as a FLARM by the iEFIS
    PilotAware


    Traffic displayed on the screen in hundreds of feet above or below your altitude:

    Traffic       Traffic 2

    Options de configuration :

    Configuration Trafic Setup

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    Weather


    Alarms

    iEFIS Alarms

    Voice Alerts and Copilot Mode
    “Airspace Ahead!”

    Alarm Setups
    The iEFIS has a built-in voice alert system. Un logiciel utilitaire vous permet, si vous le souhaitez, d'enregistrer vous-même les messages vocaux.
    In the alarm setup you can choose the following alarm outputs for each item:

    • On screen warning
    • iBox Alarm Out External contact (panel master caution light or buzzer)
    • Audio voice alert

    The iEFIS will also give you airspace warnings, speed warnings, traffic warnings and any warnings setup by the user.


     

         Screen Alarm     Gauge alarm


    “Sixty-five!”
    Mode Copilote
    The iEFIS ‘Copilot Mode’ allows you to setup the EFIS to call out airspeeds whenever you get below a predetermined airspeed. You can select the time interval for these airspeed callouts.

    Copilot Mode allows the pilot to keep his/her eyes outside the cockpit on landing and still keep a good awareness of airspeed.

    65... 62... 60... 58... 57...

     


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    GVOR & GLS

    iEFIS GVOR and GLS

    Radio Navigation and GVOR / GLS
    HSISelect GVOR Station
    The iEFIS can interface with the Garmin SL30 Nav/Comm and display active and standby navigation on the screen with a VOR/Localizer/Glideslope indicator.

    Alternatively, your MGL Avionics EFIS can ‘fake’ radio navigation using only its onboard GPS and its database of VOR stations. We call this GPS VOR (GVOR). For airports where we have the coordinates of both runway thresholds (most airports) we also draw a VFR glideslope (you set the glide angle an x-distance down the runway for touchdown). We call this GPS ILS (GLS) navigation.

    GVOR
    Using the NAV Softkey at any time you can view nearest GVOR stations. HSI will display GVOR radial to current position and will show GPS DME.

    GVOR HSI      GVOR Radial and DME

    GLS
    Use the NAV Softkey to select Nearest Airports. Runways with a GLS approach available will be labeled ‘GLS’. Select the runway and the approach and then follow the green crosses to landing...

    Croix vertes GLS   Sélection approche GLS


    Localizer and Glideslope displayed on sample iEFIS Screen
    (Outer Marker and Middle Marker sounds play through headset via iBox voice alerts)

    GLS et Glideslope

      Localizer/Glideslope

     


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    Video


    NAV/COM radios

    iEFIS NAV/COM control

    Radio Control
    Set Frequency

    Airport info The iEFIS greatly reduces workload when flying in busy airspace environments by helping you find and set frequencies to your airband transceiver.

    How does it work?

    Firstly, you need a compatible radio with a serial input connected to your MGL Avionics iEFIS. Right now this includes:

    • MGL V6 Com
    • MGL V10 Com
    • XCOM 760
    • Garmin SL-40
    • Garmin SL-30 nav/com
    • Filser
    • Fünkwerk
    • Dittel KRT-2 (Note: The Dittel protocol does not insure 100% synchronization beetween VHF and EFIS)
    • TRIG TY91
    • Microair M760 Req Q (configured as “SL40” in iEFIS)

    Then, simply call up the airport info page and then tap the frequency you want to set it straight to Active on your radio.

    You can also flip-flop frequencies or enter them using the numerical keypad when necessary. MGL Avionics radios offer FULL remote control including all setup and volume control using the iEFIS rotary controls.

    NumericalKeypad

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    Transponder

    iEFIS Transponder Control

    Remote Transponder Control
    Squawk and Ident

    The iEFIS can control:


    This removes clutter from the panel and also syncs up squawks with a connected ADS-B transceiver to avoid the requirement for duplicate squawk changes.

    The iEFIS sends encoded altitude the the transponder and allows mode changes, squawk adjustments and Ident function. Nice and clean!

    Just tap on the Transponder Indicator and the Control pops up with everything you need:

    Transponder display
    Transponder control

    Sandia STX 165R Remote Mode-C transponder

    Sandia STX 165R Remote Mode-C transponder For recreational Part 91 flight in the US below 18,000’, mode-C meets the transponder requirements of the FAR’s, and using this unit allows you to remove the transponder from the panel, mount it closer to its antenna (not closer than 3’), all while saving money and lowering current consumption.

    Since most recreational pilots spend most of the time flying VFR and squawking 1200, or at most setting squawk once during flight, it makes sense to clean up the panel and mount the transponder away from other sensitive avionics.

      Low weight - only 1.16 lbs
      Low consumption - only 200 mA
      Power output - 200 Watts
      Altitude - 1,000’ to 50,000’
      Dimensions - 3.5"H x 1.8"W x 6.9"L

     


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