The STRATOMASTER VEGA range instruments/indicators from MGL AVIONICS includes different 2 1/4" (57mm) microprocessor based color display instruments operating over a wide supply voltage range of 8 to 30V DC with with built in reverse and over voltage protection. They are non certified and only suitable for installation in experimental and sport (LSA) aircraft. Using a high resolution color graphics display, these instruments/indicators provide excellent daylight readability, even in direct sunlight. In addition they all have built in backlighting making them easy to read at night time. They include a rotary control plus 2 independent keys for easy menu navigation and to access specific instrument features. Sensors are also offered to enhance their functionality. All VEGA range engine monitoring instruments have the ability to interface to MGL AVIONICS Remote Data Acquisition Computer (RDAC) unit.
MGL AVIONICS STRATOMASTER VEGA Series Instruments/Indicators
AHRS-1 / MAG-1 Artificial Horizon & Magnetic Compass Display: 2 1/4” sunlight readable color display instrument providing a display for an artificial horizon reference system (AHRS), an advanced digital compass, or both depending on which sensor packages is connected. The AHRS-1 / MAG-1 can be setup to display:
Compass with optional slip indicator (requires MGL Avionics SP-6 sensor package)
Horizon with optional slip, turn indicator & G-Force (requires MGL Avionics SP-7/9 sensor package)
Turn and bank indicator (requires MGL Avionics SP-7/9 sensor package)
Combined compass and horizon display with bank indicator, optional slip indicator & G-Force (requires MGL Avionics SP6 & SP-7/9 sensor packages)
Also available as AHRS-3 Built-in Artificial Horizon Magnetic Compass Display.
ALT-5 Altimeter and Vertical Speed Indicator: 2 1/4” sunlight readable encoding altimeter and a wide range vertical speed indicator.
ASI-4 Airspeed indicator: 2 1/4” sunlight readable instrument providing a wide range airspeed indication in both digital and analog tape formats. Airspeed is based on the pressure generated by a pitot tube system and a static port is provided for use by high speed aircraft. In addition, the ASI-4 provides a flight timer since takeoff and records the maximum airspeed reached.
ASV-1 Altimeter, Airspeed (ASI) and Vertical Speed (VSI) Indicator: 2 1/4” sunlight readable encoding altimeter, airspeed and wide range vertical speed indicator.
EMS-1 Engine Monitoring System (EMS): 2 1/4” universal engine monitor color display instrument. The EMS-1 includes all the necessary functionality to replace several engine monitoring instruments. All information is displayed in an easy to read format on a high resolution wide viewing angle 1.8” 1000cd/m2 sunlight readable color display. The EMS-1 light weight, small size and high level of functionality makes it an excellent choice for all types of engines. In addition, the EMS-1 can be interfaced via the CAN bus to an optional external RDAC unit (Remote Data Acquisition Computer) allowing for easier installation as the RDAC unit is normally mounted in the engine compartment.
FF-4 Fuel Computer: 2 1/4” sunlight readable color display instrument intended for efficient monitoring of fuel related information for single or dual fuel tanks. The FF-4 has many display configurations based on single/dual flow senders, single/dual level senders and a fuel pressure sender. Full functionality is available with a fuel flow and level sender or only with a fuel flow sender using calculated fuel levels based on fuel usage. Differential fuel flow calculations are also supported for fuel return systems. Fuel injector systems are also supported. Standard automotive fuel level senders can be used, even with odd shaped tanks due to a comprehensive, multi-point calibration system. Most fuel flow senders can be used as the K-factor of the sender can be entered into the system for simple calibration. MGL Avionics supplies a lightweight dual range fuel flow sender that is ideally suited for the FF-4. Fuel flow senders from other manufactures are equally suitable. In addition, the FF-4 can use the actual ground speed from a RS232 NMEA enabled GPS receiver to determine fuel range. The FF-4 can also be interfaced via the CAN bus to an external RDAC unit (Remote Data Acquisition Computer).
INFO-1 Information Display (G-force, Slip, RTC, Stopwatch, Timer, Alarm, OAT, Volts, Current, GPS data): The INFO-1 is a 2 1/4” sunlight readable multifunction color display instrument.
MAP-3 Manifold Pressure, Température, RPM, Hobbs: 2 1/4” sunlight readable Manifold pressure indicator which can simultaneously display RPM and temperature from a universal RPM and temperature input. The manifold pressure display is also available in the form of a scalable analog bar graph, if the RPM input is not displayed. The MAP-3 also has a Hobbs meter (can be set to the current engine time) which is password protected, an engine running timer / flight timer and a programmable maintenance timer to schedule routine engine maintenance. It also features a programmable low/high alarm for manifold pressure, RPM and temperature. A handy magneto check function is available to easy diagnose magneto problems. The MAP-3 also records the maximum manifold pressure, RPM and temperature reached in permanent memory. It can be interfaced via the CAN bus to an external RDAC (Remote Data Acquisition Computer) unit.
RPM-1 Universal Engine / Rotor RPM, Hobbs: 2 1/4” sunlight readable color display instrument providing two universal RPM inputs that is primarily intended to measure engine and/or rotor RPM. The display can be configured to display single or dual RPM or it can be configured to display engine and rotor RPM as used in helicopters and gyroplanes. The RPM-1 also has a maximum values display screen as well as a handy magneto check function to easy diagnose magneto problems. The RPM-1 includes a number of timers such as a Hobbs meter which can be set to the current engine time and is also password protected, an engine running and flight timer as well as a programmable maintenance timer to schedule routine engine maintenance. The RPM-1 can also be interfaced via the CAN bus to an external RDAC unit.
TC-4 4-Channel Thermocouple (EGT/CHT) Indicator: 2 1/4” sunlight readable 4 channel thermocouple color display instrument. The instrument can be configured for 5 different temperature display screens. The display can be configured to group EGTs and CHTs to common settings or each thermocouple channel can be independently displayed with individual programmable high alarm and probe type. The TC-4 also has a trend graph and maximum values display screen. The TC-4’s high accuracy is due to its built in thermocouple linearization curves and cold junction compensation techniques. Temperature probes can be common J, K or E type thermocouple probes as used in CHT and EGT senders. Temperatures can be displayed in degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit from -100ºC to 1200ºC (-148ºF to 2192ºF). It also features a built in engine leaning facility which allows the pilot to optimize the fuel mixture according to peak EGT temperatures as well as a cruise mode facility to provide instant identification of changing EGT/CHT trends. The TC-4 can also be interfaced via the CAN bus to an external RDAC unit.
TP-3 4 Channel Universal Analog Input (Pressure/Temperature/Voltage/Current): 2 1/4” sunlight readable 4 channel universal analog input color display instrument. Each channel can be individually programmed to display either pressure, temperature, current or volts from a universal analog input that can interface to many sensors such as oil temperature, coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel pressure, manifold pressure, boost pressure and many more. The TP-3 can display any combination of 1 to 4 analog channels in a horizontal / vertical bargraph or a numeric display format. Pressure can be measured using standard automotive resistive senders (e.g. VDO 2, 5 and 10 Bar), Rotax 4-20mA senders as well as voltage output pressure senders (e.g. UMA). Temperature can be measured using standard automotive resistive senders (e.g. VDO, Westach) as well as the MGL Avionics precision LM335 semiconductor sensor. In addition the temperature, pressure and current inputs can be programmed to a user defined curve for custom senders. All analog channels have a programmable low and high alarm. This results in a contact closure that is typically used to switch a warning lamp on. The TP-3 also records the minimum and maximum values reached for each channel in permanent memory. The TP-3 can also be interfaced via the CAN bus to an external RDAC unit.
NAVCOM Control head for NAV or COMM VHF: 2-1/4“ Control Head connects to MGL V16 COMM /N16 NAV/ COMM receiver for full touchscreen control. It can be used either as COMM or NAV head (not both at the same time due to limited screen area). You can connect two (or more) heads to a single V16/N16 combination. Any number of MGL Razor and Vegas controllers can be used.
MGL AVIONICS STRATOMASTER VEGA Series indicators feature:
Standard 2 1/4” aircraft enclosure (Can be front or rear mounted)
Rotary control plus 2 independent buttons for easy menu navigation and user input
Alarm output for alarm notification
Large backlit color graphic display
Multiple display screens (model dependent)
On board voltage reversal and over voltage protection for harsh electrical environments
Wide supply voltage range (8 to 30V DC)
Light weight design
Field upgradeable firmware
1 year limited warranty