Friday, June 25, 2010

iPad Integrated Aircraft Instrument Panel.

Check out this aircraft that integrates the Apple iPad within the cockpit's control panel... Set to debut at Oskosh's EAA this summer.
Sportair USA has announced itself as the U.S. importer and distributor of a new LSA, the iCub, which it touts as a "classic taildragger" that starts under $100,000 and includes a "panel mounted iPad aviation information center." The iPad comes loaded with software that includes the WingXpro7 GPS-enabled terrain-aware moving map, ForeFlight Mobile HD and ForeFlight Charts, and the iHUD (EFIS) and MotionX GPS HD. Sportair says the iCub is also equipped with "backup analog" instrumentation. The aircraft itself is manufactured by Zlin Aviation, now operating from the Czech Republic. It turns a 100-hp Rotax 912 ULS sipping from a full 18 gallons of fuel (24 with optional larger tanks) and requires 280 feet to become airborne and 265 feet to stop. Sportair says the iCub has a 565-pound useful load and offers a Bush iCub version for rougher field work.

via avweb

1 comment:

chet rosales said...

Thanks Mariano of Chicago for the post tip...!
Pretty interesting to see how Apple products such as the iPad used in this way. Pretty amazing.

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