Avionics Report

September 2013 Issue

EI’s CGR-30P: Cluster Replacement

Electronics International’s space-saving, all-in-one engine monitor has a smart feature set and a price tag for lower budgets.

Aside from requiring a complex installation, large screen engine monitors eat a lot of panel space. This often means having to relocate instruments and even building a new panel to accommodate the big screen. Oregon-based Electronics International set out to tame that dragon when they designed the new CGR-30P—a primary monitor that fits a standard 3-inch instrument cutout. The idea here is to remove the existing tachometer (the system is approved to replace it) and use the blank cutout it leaves behind. We looked at the certified CGR-30P at this year’s AirVenture and were impressed by its simple feature set, sharp display and impressive low price.

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