February 24, 2011

G-meter in SkyView 3.0

SkyView 3.0 will add a G-meter in a presentation that we think you're going to love. It mixes a classic analog presentation with some technical magic to offer a pretty neat effect:

SkyView G-meter - Click for full size

First, you'll notice the G-meter replaces the HSI when it's displayed. This lets us make it huge and easily visible - important when you're doing aerobatics - which is hopefully what you're up to if you're using the G-meter. We've made an assumption that you don't care about seeing your full HSI while pulling G's. Magnetic heading always remains visible numerically though.

The current instantaneous G loading is displayed both with an analog needle and a big bold number in the center of the gauge. Resettable Min/Max Gs are also flank the instantaneous value.

The G-meter can be toggled on and off manually, or it can be set to pop up on G thresholds that you set.

The G-meter will premier with SkyView 3.0, which is due out in March.