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Old 11-29-2022, 11:05 AM
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Default Decent standalone EMSs

Iím putting together a fairly traditional six pack style panel for my 7, but am definitely interested in having a decent digital engine monitor. Iím not keen on the style of MGL, Dynon no longer sell a standalone EMS, and the nice looking ones from Electronics International or JPI are massively expensive! Am I missing something? I would be happy to learn of any systems (standalone) that others have been pleased with.

Another option is that I search for a used D120 in the UKÖ

Any ideas?!

Thanks,

Rob
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Old 11-29-2022, 11:10 AM
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For standalone, this is the one:
https://grtavionics.com/product-cate...gine-monitors/

I ran this for a decade - flawless. I donít use it anymore as I now run dual Dynon SkyView EFIS install, so use the Dynon integrated EMS module.

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Old 11-29-2022, 11:20 AM
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For standalone, this is the one:
https://grtavionics.com/product-cate...gine-monitors/

I ran this for a decade - flawless. I don’t use it anymore as I now run dual Dynon SkyView EFIS install, so use the Dynon integrated EMS module.

Carl
This is also capable of sending a signal to an EFIS-----first gen GRT WS units are around and fairly cheap. Here is a pic of how I used this setup. This is a stand alone setup dedicated to the systems monitoring---keeps the nav screens cleaner.
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Old 11-29-2022, 02:52 PM
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I'm really happy with my Dynon EMS D-120. They must be around, used, from people doing panel upgrades.

In fact, there is one listed here in the classified section right now. Might be just what you want.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:41 PM
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Thanks Steve, I saw that! Iíd prefer to pick up something locally for that kind of money though. Good to hear that youíre pleased with it though!
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:53 PM
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Rob you are not missing anything unfortunately, they are all expensive!

Another option may be a used Dynon EMS D10.

There is also Insight that was mentioned in couple of posts on VAF. Still, over $3000 for their G3.

http://insightavionics.com/bestg3.htm

Garmin has GI275 that is a bit pricey too.

MGL have got the Vega and Blaze round singles but not all functions in one instrument, it would take 2 or 3 gauges to provide the normal functions. MGL documentation and support is not at the same level of the bigger vendors.
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:28 PM
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I recently upgraded our panel from a old school, VFR, round gage panel to a very cost effective partial glass VFR panel. As part of this project, I purchased a used EMS D-10 from Walt at EXP. I have been thoroughly impressed with this little unit. It operates perfectly, is easily readable in bright sunlight and has amazing capabilities. If you can find one, they are also reasonably priced and are still supported by Duynon.
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:53 PM
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:50 PM
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Another huge fan of the Dynon EMS D-10 here. There is nothing obsolete or old school about it: Rich, easy to read display.
Find a used one and live happily ever after.
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Old 11-30-2022, 12:34 AM
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Walt - beautiful! So is the price tag!!

Thanks for the recommendations, keep them comingÖ
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