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Features August 2013 Issue

Portable EFIS

Cheap, easy to use and surprising performers, portable EFIS apps may have a place in your cockpit, but not as must-have backup—or must-have anything for that matter.

Last spring, Garmin made a declaration of sorts. It introduced an aggressive new line of inexpensive avionics for experimental aircraft. This said, in effect, even 800-pound gorillas have to compete in a new market where avionics prices are dropping, due in part, to pressure from tablet computers and ever-more-capable apps. …

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