Commentary

December 2003 Issue

Letters: 12/03

WSI Fan
We just put a WSI Inflight displayed on a MX-20 in our Malibu. It is a fantastic piece of gear. It completely eliminates the need for a Stormscope—we spent seven grand on a WX-500, too—and it is really better than onboard radar due to the panning feature, which lets you look ahead  (or around) as far as you want.

The articles that talk about the need for both are just wrong and I suspect are driven by the same thought process that sold us on putting in the WX-500 and were originated by those who want to sell more avionics gear. The signal is almost never more than two minutes old and I have never seen it older than four minutes. The 1 nm resolution is sufficient bu...

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