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MGL Discovery Lite – Low-cost EFIS for homebuilts

By Ian Brown

August 2015 - Looking for a low-cost highly functional electronic flight information system (EFIS) for your small aircraft? Here is one more choice. Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, but with a support site in Torrance, California, MGL Avionics recently announced a very highly functional EFIS, combined with an engine-monitoring system for homebuilt aircraft. It is called the Discovery Lite. Priced at around C$3,600, it provides the ability to interface with any two of comms, transponder and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B). It has a pitot input and engine-monitoring support; you can buy the subkit for around $500.

MGL Discovery Lite – Low-cost EFIS for homebuilts 

Discovery Lite

For more information, check out the Canadian website of Aircraft Spruce here.

The device seems to have an internal GPS, maps, and attitude and heading reference system (AHARS) and is well worth investigating.

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