Avionics Report

November 2010 Issue

EI’s MVP-50: A Does-It-All Monitor

It has the usual engine and instrument capability, but adds additional features that fill in the gaps in aftermarket glass options.

The good thing about glass displays—they’re really big—is also the bad thing about glass displays. (They’re really big.) That means for pilots and installers alike, shoehorning something like a G600 into a legacy panel can be a challenge if you can’t get rid of something in the bargain. A likely thing to be rid is the mid-century electromechanical engine gauges that squat on the panel, but don’t provide anything other than a single reading. That’s where new-age engine monitors like Electronic International’s MVP-50 come in. Increasingly, these large-screen monitors do far more than just track engine trends, and the MVP-50 does more than any engine monitor we’ve seen to date.

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