It’s a question we field often: My eyes are aging and I need a big display. Do I buy a Garmin or a Dynon? As one reader put it: “I got demos for each system while at AirVenture and walked away more confused than when I started.”Part of the confusion was prompted by the autopilot upgrade, because Dynon’s SkyView...

Cessna 414

The Cessna 414 may not be the ultimate piston twin, and like others in its class, there are compromises. Combining spacious pressurized cabins and relatively small, efficient engines, the 414 series can carry lots...

Oshkosh Diary: People, Sales Flood Back

Having skipped a year due to pandemic shutdowns in 2020, AirVenture came galloping back in 2021, with near-record attendance, more aircraft than ever on the field and, most impressive, strong sales for aircraft companies...

Instrument Batteries: Care and Feeding

The backup rechargeable batteries used in current-gen EFIS models have gotten better over the years. But they still require routine inspections, might have mandatory replacement intervals and are intolerant of extreme storage conditions. Don’t...

Aithre Altus AVI8: Smart Pulse O2

In our long-term trials of new small-bottle oxygen tanks from Aithre and Aerox, we’re confirming what we suspected early on: You can suck a tank dry pretty quickly. Sure, these compact bottles (as small...

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