Sunday, January 17, 2016

Something Similar

My ideas are not unique. Someone else built an engine monitor using some hardware and an Android tablet. The engine monitor box is built by Skylab, and is called a Flybox. The app is in the playstore called Aircraft Instrument Panel.

It is more for ultralights, microlights and LSA's that have only a two cylinder motor. It has:

  • Airspeed (pitot)
  • Altitude (Barometric)
  • Vertical speed (calculated from barometric altitude change)
  • Engine RPM
  • Oil Pressure
  • 2 CHT
  • 2 EGT
  • Oil and Water temperature
  • Fuel computer
  • Battery voltage
  • Total flight hours

It would be nice if the 2 EGT's could be converted to 2 more CHT's (and maybe it can, I haven't looked yet). I posted a question on their facebook page. 

It looks based on their facebook page, they allow other users to help develop this system. Fly is fun is integrating with them as well. It shows at least for now there is a vibrant community around this system. 

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking this was your personal project.