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FlightBox Pro

  • 67500

 


FAA APPROVED FOR PERMANENT INSTALLATION IN CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT

The FlightBox Pro ADS-B / GPS / AHRS system provides weather, traffic, position, barometric altitude, and attitude information to EFB applications on your tablet or smartphone. FlightBox Pro is the first multi-function receiver approved for permanent installation in type certificated aircraft. Permanent installation is more convenient, reduces clutter in the cockpit, improves ADS-B and GPS reception, and provides more accurate AHRS and G-meter functionality.

Pair FlightBox Pro with a tablet mount from Guardian Avionics, Air Gizmos, or RAM and your favorite EFB app to create a powerful MFD for the fraction of the cost of traditional systems.

Shipping Dates: Open Flight Solutions will begin shipping FlightBox Pro systems as soon as our AHRS software reaches a 1.0 release - expected in late May or early June. If you are in need of earlier shipping, please contact us and we can arrange for immediate shipment with the current AHRS.

Dual-Band ADS-B

FlightBox Pro includes a two ADS-B receivers, one for each of the two frequencies used for ADS-B. This allows FlightBox Pro to receive the full set of traffic and weather data.

Features:

  • FIS-B Weather:
    • METARs
    • TAFs
    • AIRMETs
    • SIGMETs
    • PIREPs
    • Winds / temps aloft
  • FIS-B Data:
    • TFRs
    • NOTAMs
    • Special use airspace updates
  • Traffic:
    • Direct traffic from 1090-ES equipped aircraft
    • Direct traffic from UAT equipped aircraft
    • Rebroadcast TIS-B radar traffic from FAA ground towers
    • Rebroadcast ADS-R traffic from FAA ground towers

Please be aware that FAA policy limits rebroadcast traffic data to those aircraft participating in the ADS-B system. If your aircraft is not equipped with an ADS-B Out system the ground tower network will not provide you with complete traffic data.

FlightBox Pro is an ADS-B Receiver and does not provide ADS-B Out services required for the 2020 mandate.  

WAAS GPS*

The built-in WAAS GPS provides precise position data to your EFB application. With the dash-mount antenna the GPS fix is typically 5 - 3 meters. With a dorsal mount external antenna the fix can be as precise as 1 meter.

The GPS generates updates at 10 Hz (10 per second) which is twice as frequent as the FAA requirement for official WAAS position sources.  GPS data includes:

  • Latitude / Longitude
  • GPS Altitude
  • Ground Speed
  • Ground Track
  • Horizontal Accuracy
  • Vertical Accuracy
  • Satellite Visibility 

AHRS*

The built in attitude sensors in FlightBox Pro provide inertial data which your EFB application can use to drive a virtual attitude indicator or synthetic vision display. AHRS data includes:

  • Pitch
  • Roll
  • Slip / Skid
  • G force
  • Rate of turn

Barometric Altimeter*

The onboard barometric altimeter provides cabin altitude data to your EFB application. This can be used as a backup altitude source. In pressurized aircraft, the data can be used to provide alerts / alarms in the event of a depressurization.

Compatible EFB Applications

FlightBox has been tested with the following applications:

EFB Application OS ADS-B GPS AHRS
Aerovie iOS
Avare Android
NA
AvNav Android
NA
AvPlan EFB iOS & Android
?
Droid EFB Android
FltPlan Go iOS, Android, Windows

FlyQ EFB iOS
ForeFlight** iOS
X
iFlightPlanner iOS
NA
iFly GPS Apps, 740, 720, 520 iOS, Android, HW
OzRunways iOS
?
Naviator Android
?
SkyDemon iOS, Android, Windows
NA
True Flight Cheetah FlightPad Windows
NA
WingX Pro for iOS iOS

 

Fully Assembled System

FlightBox Pro is sold fully assembled, tested, and ready to run. Each unit undergoes an extensive suite of tests and a 24 hour burn-in prior to shipping.

One Year Warranty

FlightBox Pro systems come with a one year warranty and one year of technical support.

In The Box

Each FlightBox Pro package includes:

  • FlightBox Pro Receiver
  • Dash-mount GPS antenna
  • 1090-ES ADS-B antenna
  • 978 MHz UAT ADS-B antenna
  • Antenna mounting bracket
  • 2x SMA extension cable
  • Power connector with 3' power leads
  • Installation manual
  • User quick-start guide
  • FAA Authorization Letter

Antennas

The FlightBox system ships with a set of ADS-B and GPS antennas suitable for mounting inside the aircraft. The ADS-B antennas can be mounted in a side window. The GPS antenna should be mounted on the glare shield or in some other location with an unobstructed view of the sky. External ADS-B and GPS antennas may be connected to the system. Your installer will need to fabricate appropriate cabling to connect with the SMA jacks on the FlightBox Pro.

For ADS-B, Open Flight Solutions recommends the use of standard L-Band transponder / DME antennas. These should be mounted at least four (4) feet from any transponder, DME, or UAT transmission antenna.

External GPS antennas may be powered or passive. The FlightBox Pro GPS receiver has been tested with the AeroAntenna AT575-9 but should work with most standard aviation GPS antennas.

Installation

FlightBox Pro requires mounting, connection to ship's power (12v - 28v), and connection to internally or externally mounted ADS-B and GPS antennas.

Per the FAA approval, installation of FlightBox Pro should generally be considered a minor change in type design. The installation must be completed (or signed off by) a licensed A&P mechanic or repair station. The installation process typically takes one hour if the system will use internally-mounted antennas. Connections to externally-mounted antennas typically add one to two additional hours.

FlightBox Pro requires its own 2 amp circuit protective device - either a fuse or a circuit breaker. The installation should be conducted in accordance with standard practices for avionics.

* GPS, AHRS, and altitude functions are for advisory / situational awareness purposes only. FlightBox Pro may not be used to replace any primary or required instrument, and may not be used as your primary means of navigation for IFR operations.

** Please note that Open Flight Solutions is not affiliated with or endorse by this application vendor. Interoperability of ADS-B and GPS functionality has been independently confirmed by third party users of the software. The FlightBox Pro AHRS feature is not currently compatible with the Synthetic Vision / attitude features of ForeFlight.


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