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Old 09-17-2007, 11:20 AM
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I just was passed this link from a pilot friend of mine who is considering this system in addition to his BMA EFISOne. Thoughts? It seems pretty cool. I went through the demo flight thing, and it seems useful. Manages a LOT of stuff for you automatically.

http://www.verticalpower.com/
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:49 AM
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That's very cool. Not sure why they'd sell the unit without the display (VP-100)? Unless it runs into your existing EFIS display? Still, 6 grand not bad for the whole package comparing to similar units.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:25 PM
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Yow. Buckity..buckity...bbbbucks Buck Rogers!!!!!
I'm not sure what to think of it. I guess you still have to fly the airplane. I'll have to look at it better later. The sequencing of a flight is interesting. Some of the traditional panel flyers should respond to this...I am sure it would be scorned.
A lot of the EMS info is duplicated if yo look at the sample panels that they have listed. But It might go well with a pair of EFIS's and a Garmin stack.
What happens to everything that is slaved to it as a system- if something bugs out on you? Is that when the red type begins to notify you that a lot of interdependent info is compromised?
Since everything in your panel is really just a tool to enable your flight..this may be a cool tool...
Whats the Company's history-anybody know?
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:25 PM
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What happens to everything that is slaved to it as a system- if something bugs out on you? Is that when the red type begins to notify you that a lot of interdependent info is compromised?
That does concern me... they don't post a lot of info on it, but from the looks of the tour there are a ton of things that are connected right into that little box... maybe there is a backup(one would hope) for manually switching the components.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:36 PM
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That does concern me... they don't post a lot of info on it, but from the looks of the tour there are a ton of things that are connected right into that little box... maybe there is a backup(one would hope) for manually switching the components.
True...... this looks like a very viable option. Fortunately, I'm a year(plus) away from decorating my panel. That should provide enough time for the "bleeding edge" guys to find the bugs.

This really looks a lot like an enhanced "Al Wick" panel.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:57 PM
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maybe there is a backup(one would hope) for manually switching the components.
Yes, you can wire backups for systems you deem as critical - see the installation manual under support -> documentation here http://www.verticalpower.com/documents.html .

Please call us or post and we'll be happy to answer any questions.

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