When we talk with busy avionics shops around the country, it’s clear that electronic flight displays are tops for major upgrades. For aging aircraft, that means yanking out spinning iron gyros and usually the vacuum systems that feed them. These upgrades replenish the used gyro market, making it easier to maintain older panels still sporting round-gauge flight instruments. Busy instrument repair...

Speed and Cash: What Will $10,000 Buy?

Speed costs money. That’s why few airplanes coming out of the factory were optimized for speed—it costs staggering sums of money to certificate a production airplane and at some point, the engineers and bean...

Increasing Speed By Increasing Power

When it comes to affordable methods of increasing aircraft performance—notably cruise speed—drag reduction is the most common. Approaching performance enhancement from the other end of the equation—applying more power—initially seems unrealistic because of the...

Faro Stealth 2 ANR: Big, But Durable

When we reviewed the Stealth 2 ANR headset (January 2020 Aviation Consumer), we found that it had acceptable audio quality, good Bluetooth connectivity, was eyeglasses friendly and had moderate clamping pressures. Considering the $449...

Cessna 210

For pilots with substantial time in a Cessna 182 or even a 172, stepping up to the non-pressurized six-place 210 Centurion could make good sense—especially if the mission includes traveling with people and stuff....

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AirVenture 2022: Trig’s New VHF Navcomm

Just when we thought the market has seen the end of the traditional VHF navcomm radio, Trig Avionics comes to AirVenture 2022 with two...