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 is located in Yakima, Washington and was founded in 1980 by current owner Jim Richmond. In 2007, CubCrafters was issued a FAA Production Certificate and is currently the only aircraft manufacturer in the nation to produce both standard category and light sport category aircraft under an FAA-approved quality assurance program. CubCrafters' roots are in the 60-year history of classic "taildragger" aviation, but its products and services are clearly at the leading edge of technology.
CubCrafters offers three all new, ready-to-fly aircraft: The SPORT CUB S2 is a thoroughly updated redesign of the classic airplane that inspired the light sport category. The CARBON CUB SS is a stronger and more powerful version of the S2, with 180 horsepower available for take-off and climb, making it the most powerful LSA aircraft in production. The TOP CUB boasts a useful load of over 1000 pounds, making it among the most capable two-place personal and utility aircraft available. CubCrafters also offers the CARBON CUB EX, the lightest, most complete and best engineered Cub kit available.Cub Crafters, Inc.
1918 South 16th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903