October 11, 2011
ALLOWS PILOTS TO CONFIGURE THEIR OWN INSTRUMENT PANEL
Responding to exploding interest in personal electronics for the cockpit, CubCrafters has announced the availability of a new instrument panel option featuring space designated for the attachment of a tablet computer or similar device.
CubCrafters is calling the option the MyPanel©. It can be ordered as an option on any new CubCrafters Carbon Cub or Sport Cub aircraft.
“The MyPanel© allows the pilot to craft his or her own solution for cockpit navigation, instrumentation, and reference solutions,” says CubCrafters General Manager Randy Lervold. “The array of software, hardware and functionality available on the iPad and other portable devices is astounding. As pilots we all have a preference for what data we’d like presented to us on our instrument panels. The new MyPanel© lets each aircraft owner create their preferred panel presentation. The market in this area is changing rapidly and the MyPanel© lets the owner/pilot change or update apps at their discretion rather than waiting for the aircraft manufacturer to update panel options. The proliferation of applications such as WingX Pro 7 and ForeFlight, along with an array of affordable outboard GPS and AHRS choices, enables an almost infinite variety of configurations, and all at a fraction of the cost of traditional built-in instrumentation. We think this will be a popular option.”
The MyPanel© is configured to accommodate attachment of virtually any of the new breed of portable computers such as the Garmin aera® 796, as well as the Apple iPad 2 and similar products.
The MyPanel© option is available immediately.
CubCrafters, founded in 1980 by current owner and CEO, Jim Richmond, is located at McAllister Field Airport (YKM) in Yakima, WA. CubCrafters' roots are in the 60-year history of classic taildragger aviation, but its products and services are leading edge.
CubCrafters offers three new, ready-to-fly aircraft. The second generation SPORT CUB S2 is the long awaited redesign of the classic airplane that inspired the light sport category. The CARBON CUB SS, a more powerful version of the S2 with 180 horsepower, is the most powerful LSA aircraft in production. The TOP CUB, with a useful load of over 1000 lbs., is the most capable two-place personal and utility aircraft in its class. CubCrafters also offers their Carbon Cub in a kit version, the CARBON CUB EX.Cub Crafters, Inc.
1918 South 16th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903