Maintenance Matters

July 2015 Issue

Display Upkeep: iCloth Safe, Effective

Avionics manufacturers have specific instructions for cleaning display lenses, but new specialty products claim to be superior. We put them to the test.

Hereís a valuable lesson one pilot learned the hard way: commercial-grade glass cleaners and avionics display lenses are an expensive combination. Of course, if he read the pilotís guide for the new Aspen, Garmin and Avidyne flight displays installed in his panel, he would have left the Windex at home. But there are several new products on the market which claim to safely clean and protect avionics and tablet displays. Are they safe? To find out, we put some serious money on the line and gave them a try. We also asked manufacturers for official guidance on cleaning displays.

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