July 24, 2014

Advanced Flight Systems Announces new Quick Panel System for Aircraft

Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) announces the Quick Panel System, a line of complete pre-built avionics panels. Starting with the RV-7, and with the choice of VFR or IFR avionics, installing an aircraft’s modern avionics and electrical system is no longer a time consuming, complicated and frustrating experience. Each panel includes a well-engineered instrument panel that is professionally wired, configured, tested and ready to install. All avionics, including the aircraft’s autopilot servos, trim servos and lights are all cleanly wired to the new Advanced Control Module. 

This new Advanced Control Module, the heart of the Quick Panel System, integrates circuit protection, panel dimmer controller, flap controller, trim controller, Wig-Wag controller, EFIS networking and a panel switch interface. Rob Hickman, President of AFS, states that "The combination of the new Advanced Control Module and production line manufacturing techniques results in a lower cost yet higher quality panel. It saves the builder hundreds of hours in wiring, crimping, and troubleshooting." 

Two panels are being displayed at Oshkosh Airventure 2014, both for the RV-7 and both at a special price of $19,995. One has the AFS AF-5600 Touch system, and the other the Dynon SkyView D1000T Touch system. Both panels feature large dual-redundant displays, COM radio, stereo intercom, transponder, ADS-B traffic and weather, ADAHRS, Angle-of-Attack, 406 MHz ELT, autopilot controls, ignition and all other switches and audio jacks. The IFR version adds an IFR GPS navigator, second ADAHRS and a Dynon EFIS-D6 as an independent backup. The front panels are powder coated and silk screened for a professional finish. 

Since 1999, Advanced Flight Systems has designed and/or manufactured innovative avionics for Certified, Light Sport and Experimental aircraft. Founded and still lead by Rob Hickman, an electrical engineer, RV-4 and RV-10 builder, and a 1,900 hour IFR rated pilot, AFS focuses on leading-edge avionics with "a pilot's touch". AFS is now part of the Dynon family of aviation companies. 

For more information about AFS products please contact AFS at 503-263-0037, email to info@advanced-flight-systems.com.