Instrument Options

From Super Simple to Gadgets Galore!

Sonex plans to continually test new digital aircraft instruments as they become available. These instruments tend to change rapidly as advances in technology are made. The pricing has been trending down with increased competition and additional available features.


MGL Avionics

There is one company that Sonex feels have the best valued instruments in the market: MGL Avionics.

Sonex takes your order for these instrument packages and has the units drop shipped from the MGL distributor in the United States. Sonex-specific fuel level probes are available from Sonex Aircraft, LLC and are included in our instrument packages. Sonex provides competitive pricing for all instrument options. Our instrument packages are configured to provide the correct set-ups for the most common Sonex Aircraft Firewall-Forward configurations. Your purchase includes tech support from MGL Avionics.


MGL Velocity Singles

All the best that modern digital instrumentation has to offer, without all the confusing complexity and learning curve associated with other "Glass Panel" instruments, displaying both engine and basic flight information.
Packages Starting At: $1,085.75  Order Now!

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While digital instrumentation keeps getting more and more complex and feature-packed, Sonex Aircraft, LLC is pushing in the opposite direction, more in keeping with our "Reality Check" philosophy for sport flying.
 
Sonex Aircraft are definitely not "head-in-the-cockpit" aircraft, and the Stratomaster Velocity Singles Package offers the best that modern digital instrumentation has to offer, without all the confusing complexity and learning curve associated with other "Glass Panel" instrument packages being marketed in sport aviation today.
 
The Velocity Singles Package consists of two display units:

Stratomaster Flight II Primary Flight Instrument:

The Flight-2 is a ultra compact, complete primary flight system intended as main flight instrument for smaller aircraft. This 3 1/8" instrument provides many functions from Altimeter, Airspeed to Fuel level/flow, Engine RPM and many secondary functions, including an automatic flight log. The Flight-2's light weight, small size and high level of functionality in addition to excellent value for money make it an ideal choice for many applications. The Flight-2 makes an ideal companion to the Stratomaster E1 universal engine monitor for a compact, low cost yet highly functional and complete cockpit solution.

 
Stratomaster Velocity Singles Flight II flight information display

Stratomaster E1 EMS Universal Engine Management System:

The E1 universal engine monitor combines in one compact 3 1/8" format instrument all that is needed to monitor most smaller aircraft engines including the AeroVee, Jabiru 2200 and Jabiru 3300. Monitors RPM, engine hours, 4 total EGT/CHT thermocouple channels, oil temp, oil pressure. Many configurations. Alarm with fully programmable alarm limits.

 
Stratomaster Velocity Singles E1 Engine Monitor display

Basic System Features:
  • Standard 3 1/8” aircraft enclosure (can be front or rear mounted)
  • Rotary control plus 2 independent buttons for easy menu navigation and user input
  • Alarm output as well as an onboard red LED for alarm notification
  • Large backlit graphic LCD with adjustable contrast
  • Multiple display screens (model dependent)
  • On board voltage reversal and over voltage protection for harsh electrical environments
  • SMPS (Switch mode power supply) for use in both 12V and 24V systems as well as for reduced power consumption
  • Light weight design
  • Field upgradeable firmware
 
Warranty:
3-year limited Warranty from MGL Avionics US and a 30-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee
 
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MGL XTreme EFIS

The XTreme EFIS is an affordable mini EFIS. It can be configured as a PFD (with AHRS sensors added), and/or an engine monitor. It includes a GPS receiver that is used to provide ground speed and range information, basic NAV with CDI, as well as a backup/control for the AHRS. If you do not select the attitude sensor, you can still have a GPS-derived bank angle display!
Packages Starting At: $2,234.75  Order Now!

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The XTreme EFIS is a mini-EFIS unit based on a 4.3" sunlight readable, wide viewing angle, high resolution LCD display. It integrates an SD card reader (for software updates and for flight data recorder), 5 function buttons, a rotary control and a basic GPS navigator.
 
It can be connected to standard MGL Avionics AHRS sensors and RDAC (engine monitor) boxes. It also integrates a CAN Aerospace compatible communications interface that will be used with future versions of MGL Avionics sensors. Standard RS-232 ports are also available.
 
The XTreme is designed to fit a standard 3 1/8" round instrument hole. The body is located off-center allowing the unit to replace instruments on the right side of a standard 6-pack configuration or any other location that currently occupies two instruments.
 
Due to the light weight and very low mounting depth no complicated mounting brackets or trays are needed. Power use is low and operation from much less than 12V to around 28V is fully supported.
 


Split Screen: AHRS and Basic GPS Navigation


Split Screen: AHRS and Engine Monitoring


Engine Monitoring Screen


Split Screen: VFR Flight Information and Engine Monitoring Information


Back View of XTreme Instrument

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Warranty:
3-year limited Warranty from MGL Avionics US and a 30-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee
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MGL iEFIS Discovery Lite 7"

The iEFIS Discovery Lite 7" instrument is an all-in-one EFIS that is a revolution in simplicity, but harnesses the full power of the iEFIS system. The MGL Avionics "Lite" series products are straight forward to install and make great panels for many smaller aircraft that would like a sophisticated EFIS without the cost and complication of a large system.
 
The iEFIS Discovery Lite includes EFIS, Built-in AHRS, Engine Monitoring and a full-featured GPS moving map navigation system.
Packages Starting At: $4,353.75   Order Now!

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What is iEFIS?

iEFIS is a registered trademark owned by MGL Avionics. iEFIS is the next generation EFIS system utilizing a custom developed, pressure sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen that can also be operated using gloves. iEFIS combines the undeniable advantages of simplified operation that a touch screen can offer with rich traditional controls which are equaly indispensible in the cockpit environment. The pressure sensitive touch screen operates much like a tactile button does preventing false activation when touching the screen during turbulent conditions. A simple but highly effective solution...

iEFIS Discovery Lite 7"

The iEFIS Discovery Lite 7" instrument is an all-in-one EFIS that is a revolution in simplicity, but harnesses the full power of the iEFIS system.

The MGL Avionics "Lite" series products are straight forward to install and make great panels for many smaller aircraft that would like a sophisticated EFIS without the cost and complication of a large system.

iEFIS Discovery Lite provides simple installation connections and a slim, lightweight design.

Discovery Lite Key Features:
  • Built-In AHRS Sensor.
  • Monitors all Flight and Engine information.
  • Built-in with GPS moving-map functionality.
  • Pressure-sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen.
  • Fully custmizable display options with more pre-configured layout choices.
  • Integration of optional Sandia Mode C or Trig Mode S Remote Encoding Transponder available.
  • Qty 2 RS232 Ports provided. Extender Module available to expand to 6 ports.
 
Warranty:
3-year limited Warranty from MGL Avionics US and a 30-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee
 
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MGL iEFIS Explorer 8.5"

iEFIS is the next generation EFIS system utilizing a custom developed, pressure sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen that can also be operated using gloves. iEFIS combines the undeniable advantages of simplified operation that a touch screen can offer with rich traditional controls which are equally indispensable in the cockpit environment.
 
The iEFIS Explorer includes EFIS, Engine Monitoring and a full-featured GPS moving map navigation system.
Packages Starting At: $5,700.75  Order Now!

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What is iEFIS?

iEFIS is a registered trademark owned by MGL Avionics. iEFIS is the next generation EFIS system utilizing a custom developed, pressure sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen that can also be operated using gloves. iEFIS combines the undeniable advantages of simplified operation that a touch screen can offer with rich traditional controls which are equaly indispensible in the cockpit environment. The pressure sensitive touch screen operates much like a tactile button does preventing false activation when touching the screen during turbulent conditions. A simple but highly effective solution...

As an EFIS hardware platform, the iEFIS breaks the tasks it conducts down into separate modular multi-processor units that all communicate on a reliable CAN bus network (similar to the automotive industry). This results in a robust system in which each device on the network has very specific tasks to handle. This is coupled with intense low power design methods to further maximize overall system application and reliability.

The large amount of flexibility built into the base system allows the adaptation of the iEFIS to almost any mission and aircraft. The iEFIS screens can be completely edited by the user using a simple PC program to create any display the user desires.

iEFIS Explorer Key Features:
  • Monitors all Flight and Engine information and GPS moving-map functionality.
  • Pressure-sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen.
  • Centralized "iBox" architecture integrates all sensor and accessory inputs into a single source.
  • Fully custmizable display options with more pre-configured layout choices.
  • Wireless Wifi node to integrate iPad or Android tablets.
  • Integration of optional Sandia Mode C or Trig Mode S Remote Encoding Transponder available.
 
Warranty:
3-year limited Warranty from MGL Avionics US and a 30-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee
 
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Note: Installation of this instrument in Legacy (A-Model) Sonex/Waiex/Xenos aircraft requires modification of the instrument panel per the following drawing. No modification required for current B-Model aircraft, or for the Onex instrument panel. Download: SNX-E01_Avionics & Elec_Explorer_Install.pdf

MGL iEFIS Explorer Lite 8.5"

The iEFIS Explorer Lite 8.5" instrument is an all-in-one EFIS that is a revolution in simplicity, but harnesses the full power of the iEFIS system. The MGL Avionics "Lite" series products are straight forward to install and make great panels for many smaller aircraft that would like a sophisticated EFIS without the cost and complication of a large system.
 
The iEFIS Explorer Lite includes EFIS, Built-in AHRS, Engine Monitoring and a full-featured GPS moving map navigation system.
Packages Starting At: $4,553.75  Order Now!

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What is iEFIS?

iEFIS is a registered trademark owned by MGL Avionics. iEFIS is the next generation EFIS system utilizing a custom developed, pressure sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen that can also be operated using gloves. iEFIS combines the undeniable advantages of simplified operation that a touch screen can offer with rich traditional controls which are equaly indispensible in the cockpit environment. The pressure sensitive touch screen operates much like a tactile button does preventing false activation when touching the screen during turbulent conditions. A simple but highly effective solution...

iEFIS Explorer Lite 8.5"

The iEFIS Explorer Lite 8.5" instrument is an all-in-one EFIS that is a revolution in simplicity, but harnesses the full power of the iEFIS system.

The MGL Avionics "Lite" series products are straight forward to install and make great panels for many smaller aircraft that would like a sophisticated EFIS without the cost and complication of a large system.

iEFIS "Lite" units provide simple installation connections and a slim, lightweight design.

Explorer Lite Key Features:
  • Built-In AHRS Sensor.
  • Monitors all Flight and Engine information.
  • Built-in with GPS moving-map functionality.
  • Pressure-sensitive, sunlight readable touch screen.
  • Fully custmizable display options with more pre-configured layout choices.
  • Integration of optional Sandia Mode C or Trig Mode S Remote Encoding Transponder available.
  • Qty 2 RS232 Ports provided. Extender Module available to expand to 6 ports.
 
Warranty:
3-year limited Warranty from MGL Avionics US and a 30-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee
 
Learn More at MGLavionics.com

Note: Installation of this instrument in Legacy (A-Model) Sonex/Waiex/Xenos aircraft requires modification of the instrument panel per the following drawing. No modification required for current B-Model aircraft, or for the Onex instrument panel. Download: SNX-E01_Avionics & Elec_Explorer_Install.pdf

MGL V16 Com Remote Transceiver and Razor/Vega Control Heads
 

The V16 Com Radio is the latest generation and a new family of RF products by MGL Avionics. Launched in 2018 in the US, the V16 is the first in a new ecosystem of Com Radios, Nav Radios and controllers.
Packages Starting At: $1,049  Order Now!

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MGL V16 Com

Razor 3 1/8" Touchscreen Control

Vega 2 1/4" Control

What makes the V16 so special?

Modular Design: The V16 is a split design remote-mount Com Radio that is controlled via a separate controller/EFIS.

Pick Your Controls: The V16 Com Radio can be controlled by a mix (and any number) of Razor or Vega Control Heads. This means you can have dual left seat and right seat radio displays and controls, or front and back (for tandem seat aircraft). It can also be controlled directly by an MGL Avionics iEFIS, with or without Razor/Vega Controls.

Big Power: The V16 Com Radio boasts 10 Watts of Transmit Power (unmodulated carrier).

Low Cost: Designed with modern components and ingenuity for the lowest cost.

SL30/SL40 Compatible: When the V16 is paired with a Razor/Vega control, the control can be connected to any EFIS or display that communicates with SL30/SL40 protocols, to tune the radio and load frequency lists.

2 Channel VOX Intercom: The V16 includes a 2-place intercom with a wide-range VOX system. Multiple headsets can be connected to the Passenger channel if necessary. The advanced voice-activated intercom provides clear audio in noisy cockpits. In extreme cases the intercom can be activated via a switch connected to V16 (intercom PTT).

RX Playback "Say Again": The V16 can replay up to a minute of the last several transmissions. Miss a clearance from ATC? No problem - simply hit the Playback button on your Razor Control head or use a switch connected to discrete input in V16 Com to replay the last transmission. Hit the button again to play the previous transmission.

Designed for OEM Use: A full Interface Control Document (ICD) is published to allow for third party use of the V16 Com radio. Ideal for drone / UAV applications or for integrating with full glass panel systems where a remote VHF Com is required.

More Features:
  • Auxiliary Audio/Music input with auto-mute
  • TX Interlock for dual radio installations
  • Built-in SWR Meter to check antenna matching. Good antenna match will result in VSWR of 1.3 or less (ideal would be 1.0, which would mean no reflected power.
  • Remote flip-flop
  • Scan (monitor standby frequency).
Channel Spacing:25KHz or 8.33KHz
Input Voltage:12/14V and 24/28V (10-28 Volts)
Current Draw at 13.8V Supply:RX: 0.3A and TX: 2.5A (10 Watts)
Weight:10.6 oz (300 grams)
V16 Com Resources:
 
Note: This radio is non-TSO’d and is for use in Experimental and light-sport aircraft and aircraft not having a Type Certificate prohibiting the use of non-TSO’d radios and equipment.
 
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Vega 2 1/4" Control


Razor 3 1/8" Touchscreen Control

Vega 2 1/4" VHF Controller

The Vega VHF controller connects to the V16 Com for full control. Connect any number of Vegas (and Razors) to your V16 Com radio.

Panel Cutout Size:2 1/4" Round
Control Head Depth:42mm to 54mm behind panel (surface vs. flush mount) plus connector
Display:Color 1.8" TFT Display
Control:Two Knobs
Internal Communication:CAN Bus (to communicate with V16 and other Controllers)
Serial Port:For SL30/SL40 Communication (third party devices)
Ambient Light Sensor:Auto-Dimming
2 Discrete Inputs:Recall last transmission and/or to select channels with HOTAS, and/or Remote Flip/Flop
On Screen Warnings:Stuck Mic, Antenna Mismatch

 

Razor 3 1/8" Touchscreen VHF Controller

The Razor VHF Touchscreen controller connects to the V16 Com for full touchscreen control. Connect any number of Razors (and Vegas) to your V16 Com radio.

Panel Cutout Size:3 1/8" Round
Control Head Depth:69mm behind panel plus connector
Display:Color 3.2" TFT Portrait Touchscreen Display
Control:Touchscreen and One Knob
Internal Communication:CAN Bus (to communicate with V16 and other Controllers)
Serial Port:For SL30/SL40 Communication (third party devices)
Ambient Light Sensor:Auto-Dimming
2 Discrete Inputs:Recall last transmission and/or to select channels with HOTAS, and/or Remote Flip/Flop
On Screen Warnings:Stuck Mic, Antenna Mismatch

MGL V6 Com Transceiver

The V6 Com radio provides a powerful 6W transmitter and modulation system, fits in a 2 1/4" instrument hole, and features 100 channel storage, full stereo sound, , built-in VOX / VOGAD intercom, 4 microphone channels, and a light weight of only 8.8 ounces.
Packages Starting At: $1,354  Order Now!

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Based on the digital technology intruduced in the V10, the V6 provides the same powerful 6W transmitter and modulation system. Designed for 25Khz spacing with 8.33Khz compatible operation selectable, the dual scan receiver boasts the fastest scanning time which means no loss of reception quality during receive of the standby channel.

100 channel storage and channel operating mode compatible with the V10. Four place, dual circuit intercom system with full isolate. Each intercom microphone input has its own level control and VOGAD noise suppression system. Dual PTT inputs. Black box flight recorder audio output.

The intercom outputs are fully stereo with a dedicated stereo music input plus two auxiliary channels for mobile phone and EFIS annunciators.

The V6 radio fits a standard 2 1/4" round instrument hole from the rear and provides simple mounting due to captive nuts.

What makes the V6 so special?

Small Size: The V6 fits in a round 2 1/4" instrument hole, but has a mounting depth of only 4.2" + connectors!

Light Weight: Approximately 8.8 oz (about 0.5 lb). One of the lightest out there - great when every ounce counts!

Powerful: 6 full Watts of transmit power. Huge power for a small package.

Digital Interface: Set frequency on the radio from an MGL Avionics EFIS or any equipment capable of setting frequency on the SL40 radio.

Knobs: Frequency and volume selection is via standard multifunction knobs. Frequency knob is intelligent and will tune in big steps when you rotate it quickly and in 25 khz steps when you slow down.

Remote Mount Version Available: Want to control the V6 Com from your EFIS with no extra cut-out in your panel? Get the remote-mounted V6R.

Full Stereo: The V6 features a stereo intercom that allows you to listen to stereo music if you connect a music player to the aux audio input (requires stereo headsets). Music automatically mutes down on receive/transmit. There are also 2 mono audio inputs for EFIS alarm annunciator and phone connection.

4 Microphone Channels: The V6 has 4 individual microphone channels for independent level/VOGAD settings for each mic.

Independent Radio/Intercom Volume Controls: The V6 allows you to ‘turn down’ the radio volume while keeping the intercom volume high, for use in busy radio environments.

Isolate Modes: Want to let your passenger enjoy the ride while you do the hard work in the left seat? Select one of the V6 isolate modes.

Built-in VOX / VOGAD Intercom: The V6 features a high quality intercom system (not a ‘hot mic’ - this intercom is really usable as your primary intercom!). The intercom has 4 independent microphone channels. There are several modes of operation for the intercom, including VOX options and MGL Avionics’ proprietary VOGAD system. VOGAD (or voice-operated gain-adjusting device) works by adjusting the gain of the microphone as your speak based on the level of your voice. This has the effect of eliminating background/engine noise between your words as you speak and can be used with simple passive headsets to produce the results normally obtained using expensive active noise cancelling headsets. It doesn’t ‘break squelch’ like a VOX intercom - it is activated by your voice and is constantly adjusting to your voice level. (Click here for more on VOGAD).

V6 Com Resources:
 
Note: This radio is non-TSO’d and is for use in Experimental and light-sport aircraft and aircraft not having a Type Certificate prohibiting the use of non-TSO’d radios and equipment.
 
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Other Instruments, Accessories and Options

In addition to the packages above, there are several other optional items available including MGL headsets, fuel flow computers & fuel system senders, transponders, etc. Many of the items listed here are available as options when ordering the packages above, some come with our instrument packages as-standard, and some duplicate functions already available in EFIS system packages above, so be sure to check package features & contents listings before ordering individually.
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