Our G3X Touch flight display for experimental amateur-built aircraft recently received an upgrade expanding its already versatile characteristics with improved engine monitoring capabilities. While the majority of G3X Touch systems are commonly found in aircraft with a single four or six-cylinder engine application – such as Continental, Lycoming or Rotax – our latest enhancement is tailored to a more niche homebuilder. This builder requires a digital engine monitoring system for either a twin-engine experimental aircraft, or a single-engine experimental aircraft with 7-12 cylinders.

G3X Touch with twin-engine monitoring strip on the left.

Compared to the robust experimental single-engine aircraft market, the experimental multi-engine market is significantly smaller. However, opportunities still exist for a G3X Touch application with multi-engine monitoring support. Take for instance the AirCam adventure plane or Twin Velocity – two examples of twin-engine pusher aircraft offered in kit form. The new multi-engine monitoring enhancement for G3X Touch will support two engines with up to six cylinders each.

9-cylinder single-engine monitoring strip.

9-cylinder engine strip.

Also, G3X Touch can now monitor engine information on experimental aircraft containing a large single engine with up to twelve cylinders – including radials. Today, we’re seeing many builders put automotive engines in their aircraft, some of which may include eight cylinders. Or, if a builder with a penchant for nostalgia is looking to install a radial such as the venerable Continental 220 or Pratt & Whitney R-985 with seven and nine cylinders respectively, the G3X Touch now provides an avenue for digital engine monitoring on those experimental applications.