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Homebuilt, experimental aircraft get low-cost Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System from Astronics

Astronics Corporation's newest Enhanced Vision System, designated Max-Viz X1, is priced at $6,000 specifically for experimental and homebuilt aircraft, which often operate from unimproved airstrips with wildlife and other obstacles.

"The uncertified Max-Viz X1 is a lightweight, low-cost solution for the kit and homebuilt experimental aircraft operator," said Astronics Max-Viz Executive Vice President Elliott Troutman. "The system complements synthetic vision systems (SVS) and allows pilots to see temporary obstructions, such as wildlife and construction barriers, which are not in the SVS database."

He added, "Max-Viz X1 enhances safety for the experimental pilot community by enabling pilots to see up to ten times further than unaided human vision in visibility-obscured conditions, such as smoke, haze and light fog, day or night."


Max-Viz X1 has a 320x240 pixel resolution and is compliant with RTCA/DO160G environmental qualification test standards. It incorporates advanced safety technology developed for much higher performance aircraft at an affordable price.

Max-Viz X1 is a single line-replaceable unit built into an aerodynamically shaped housing for easy installation. At 1.2 lbs., the system is lightweight, solid state and low power. The un-cooled infrared detector outputs a composite RS-170 video signal, presentable on any analog video-capable aircraft display.

The system also features integral window heaters to maintain operation under conditions from

-55 to +70 degrees Celsius and automatic pixel recalibration to keep the picture sharp. It is manufactured to AS9100 standards.

Press release issued by Astronics Max-Viz on September 8, 2015


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