Avionics Report

June 2016 Issue

Budget Fuel Totalizers: Insight, Shadin Tops

We favor Insight’s TrueFlow500 sensor for primary GPS interface and the Shadin Flo series for its various mounting options.

Among the many avionics gadgets to install, an aftermarket fuel totalizer could offer the most utility. These devices are simple to operate, they work with most modern GPS navigators for trip endurance calculations, and while installation technique is critical, they aren’t overly complex to retrofit. There are four major players in the standalone fuel computer market: Shadin Avionics, Insight Avionics, JP Instruments and Electronics International. In this article we’ll look at each product line and show how they can interface with a GPS navigator.

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