GT-50 and T-30 in Gulfstream Test Pilot Thomas Horne's One Design, Savannah, GA
"I just wanted to say thanks for your products. They're easy to see in bright light, lightweight and surprisingly the new RPM gauge to the left of my GPS is remarkably stable, even more so than a mechanical rpm gauge doing aerobatics. I love them. Keep up the great work."
Don Doubleday's Thorp T-18 with a T-30 and FC-10 installed. Texas
David Jenkins - United Kingdom
"Great product...saves weight on my aerobatic aircraft. Very pleased with the T-30 and the GT50."
"I Have installed in the small panel of my Colibrì Mb2 a GT-50 , a T-30 , and a FC-10. I have resolved the problem of fuel computing in long range with the small tank (8 Gall) with a FC-10, optimal interface with my Avmap Geopilot II plus GPS. Now I have a G-meter, voltmeter, clock, hour-meter, carburetor air temperature with a GT-50. Now I can control both ignition system (magnetos and electronic ignition) , read a precius value of RPM with a T-30 and saved space without the old hour-meter. I’m very happy for my new instruments, that complete my panel. All instruments are easy, brilliant display and precius."
Andrea Mosconi - Milano Italy
Claudius Klimt's AirCam with FC-10 installed - Baltimore, MD
"It is amazing what peace of mind this gives for long cross country trips. The AirCam is slow and the changing winds make a big difference in what airports you can reach. Sometimes the choice is between going downwind to the nearest airport rather than fighting upwind. In upper Michigan and Wisconsin, airports are relatively far apart and at slow speed, 40 miles makes a difference. Your fuel totalizer together with weather on the Garmin 496 makes long cross country an entirely different/safer adventure."
"Everything worked beautifully. Your support has been exceptional."
FC-10 in Bob Main's RV - Western Australia
"Your help was much appreciated; you have another customer down here in Western Australia who is very happy with your product and support.
AP-60 Audio Mixer in Timothy O'Brien's Lancair, Florida
"I have been waiting for this type of unit for about 3 years. It's perfect for a kitplane without enough space for a full audio panel. And makes more sense when you only have one COM, NAV, GPS, MUSIC that only utilize have of a full Audio panel. It's very reasonable. It also provides the equalization of all the audio inputs which you cannot get by just combining all the audio output wires. "
GT-50 in Alex Zoechling's Zodiac 601x1, Italy
"I have finally got my new instrument panel installed with the GT-50 at center stage. It works perfect."
Dale Basham's Stolp Starduster V-Star SA 900, Casa Grande, AZ
"I have a GT-50 installed in my Fournier RF4D. I am very happy with the
quality, small size and ease of use."
Collin Gyenes Fournier RF4D, Sheridan, OR
GT-50 Installed in Mervin Friesen's Sonex
The Sonex philosophy embraces simple, low cost performance and the GT-50 is all of that. The GT-50 is worth its price as a recording G-meter alone, but it’s additional features (clock, stopwatch, engine timer, and voltmeter) make it one of the best instrument values out there. I installed one in the intentionally-basic panel of my Sonex and it is the perfect compliment to my Grand Rapids EIS. I’ve found the G-Meter to be very sensitive, yet it is very easy to gauge a trend and nail a desired G-loading. The Sonex panel is tilted at 30-degrees which posed no problem for the GT-50s new tilted-panel capability. I tested it by putting a pen on my glareshield and pushing negative Gs. The pen would consistently float from the glareshield at -.01G. Though purchased as a G-meter, I’ve come to use the clock and stopwatch feature consistently. I wouldn’t be without a GT-50 in my panel.
Kerry Fores - Sonex Aircraft, LLC
Sonex N912SX “Metal Illness”
Flight Data Systems GT-50 tested
I have been testing the new Flight Systems GT-50 in my SU-26. As mentioned earlier this year, this is an extremely light weight G-meter with voltmeter, clock, and timer functions. The 2 1/4 " display is highly visible in direct sunlight. The size and crystal clarity of the display allows the pilot's eyes to effortlessly pass over the G-meter during a pull, taking a snapshot of momentary G-load. Try that with a mechanical G-meter! G sensitivity and accuracy are within 1% of my Russian G-meter. Commands are intuitive. I was able to eliminate my original voltmeter, a clock, and one of two other G-meters at a savings of almost 2 pounds. The GT-50 has proven to be rugged, surviving a drop on the floor before installation by a ham handed A & P.
All steady positive and negative changes of pitch demonstrated identical G readings with the Russian accelerometer. Multiple snap rolls at around a 9+ G load gave a .1 G difference between technologies. I could not tell which one was correct, but the agreement is well within any desired limits. I suspect that mechanical G meters are somewhat distorted by rotational G loads contributing to the momentum of the mechanical arms. Snapping to right gave .1 G more. Snapping to left gave .1 G less than the GT-50. Solid state G sensors also have an update of 4 times /sec.
Selling for less than $200, I have not seen anything this impressive in a long time.
Rick Volker, Air Show Performer
Sukhoi SU-26, New York
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Stan Hodgkins AFP-30 installation in G-DUDE, England
"Here we are, over two years since my RV-8 first flew and my AF-30 is totally indispensable. It has performed perfectly since day one and in particular the fuel information is accurate to the litre, which is a great comfort."
GT-50 In Mike Kellems RV-3, Tennessee
Mike writes: "The weather finally gave me the opportunity this afternoon to go up and give the G-meter a good checkout. The GT50 performed very well. I am impressed with the operation.....In summary, I am very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend it to anyone. Also, I sold my clock for $75, Which made the GT50 a real bargain!"
AFP-30 in Bob Frisbey, Former EAA Chapter 119 President - Van's RV-4, California
Michail Anastasiou, Boeing 747 Captain. GT-50 in his Pipistrel Sinus 912 Motorglider, Greece
AFP-30 in Jim Small's RV-7A, England
AFP-30, GT-50 and LC-40 installed in Boeing 777 Captain Dave Lane's RV-8, California - Thanks Dave!