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huVVer-AVI Instruments Available

huVVer-AVI Instruments Available

  Shipping 1 June 2021 for only $199.  Currently, the huVVer-AVI devices require an external Dynon SkyView or Garmin G3X system to provide reliable air, system, and engine data. Future...

New 3″ Instruments Coming….

New 3″ Instruments Coming….

Working on a new 3" instrument that will be released in a couple of months using huvver.tech technology.  Prototyping is complete and units flight tested by them so now gathering all of the...

Spring Sale!  20% Off While Stocks Last.

Spring Sale! 20% Off While Stocks Last.

Very first sale! We have a box of displays on the shelf that we are getting rid of before the next shipment arrives next week so thought that a sale might be a good idea to get rid of that...

XFlighttech Integrating MP Display

XFlighttech Integrating MP Display

  Steve at XFlightech has integrated the MakerPlane 5" sunlight readable display into their fantastic Autopilot and AHRS system. Steve reports that "it looks awesome from any angle!". They are...

MakerPlane Thingiverse Page

MakerPlane Thingiverse Page

I just created a Thingiverse page for MakerPlane to start uploading the 3D print files I have been working on.  The first one is the case for the Raspberry Pi EFIS.  I have also included the...

5″ Screens in Manufacture

5″ Screens in Manufacture

  Good news.  The 5" screens are being manufactured now in China and I hope to start shipping them from 1 October.  Here are the final specifications: Brand Name MakerPlane Type HDMI LCD Touch...

GDL-90 Plugin Drive Test

GDL-90 Plugin Drive Test

Uploaded a new video in our YouTube channel with a drive test of the new GDL-90 plugin from Mike.  This allows direct GDL-90 data to the FiX Gateway instead of going through a REST interface.  It...

EIS Flight Test Video Up

EIS Flight Test Video Up

Uploaded a new video in our YouTube channel showing Kyle flight testing the Engine Information System (EIS) unit.  Great success and almost ready for release to Beta testers.    If you like the...

Pre-order 5″ Sunlight Readable Display

Pre-order 5″ Sunlight Readable Display

  Over the past few months we have been consulting with a manufacturer to build a sunlight readable display for the Raspberry Pi version of the EFIS.  Nothing really exists out there that...

Pi pyEFIS Flight Test #2 and Engine Compartment Fire

Pi pyEFIS Flight Test #2 and Engine Compartment Fire

  I managed to get a flight in today in beautiful weather to perform another flight test of the Raspberry Pi based pyEFIS.  It was still -12 celcius, but no cloud and visibility +30 miles.  The...

Avionics Tools Documentation Uploaded

Avionics Tools Documentation Uploaded

We have created a new repository in github for MakerPlane Documents.  This will allow for developers and makers to go to one spot in the repository to get overarching documents.  The first one is...

Raspberry Pi pyEFIS Flight Test #1

Raspberry Pi pyEFIS Flight Test #1

First flight test of the Raspberry Pi with pyEFIS loaded and a stratux for AHRS.  I installed the screen on a ram mount and temporarily secured it to a spot on the panel of my PA-28-140 Piper...

Raspberry Pi pyEFIS

We have been working on a version of pyEFIS for the Raspberry Pi to specifically work with Stratux.  This will provide AHRS data until we have the ADAHRS and EIS hardware complete and released and...

MakerPlane Forum at AirVenture 2019

  I was fortunate enough to have a time slot to present on our open source avionics range and discuss how to put together a basic Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) for under $300. ...

AirVenture 2019

AirVenture 2019

See us at the EAA Innovation Centre once again showcasing our open source avionics!  Drop by and check out pyEFIS and the Engine Information System (EIS). We have also submitted the MakerPlane...

MakerPlane EFIS

MakerPlane EFIS

Open Source Electronic Flight Information System

Other Systems

There are many MakerPlane avionics modules that comprise our "System of Systems". Each one can stand-alone, or can be integrated into the cockpit to perform functions as part of the environment. For...

CAN-FiX Overview

CAN® stands for Controller Area Network. It was developed originally as a robust message-based protocol for use in automotive applications. It has spread to other uses as well and is now found in...

Avionics Systems

The MakerPlane avionics environment consists of hardware, software and the CAN-FiX protocol to create an integrated suite. Click on the links below to get more detail on each of these components....

MakerPlane LOC-I Solution

MakerPlane LOC-I Solution

Our answer to the EAA challenge to reduce the rate of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) accidents is the provision of a community developed and supported open source instrument and protocol “System...

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