|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||7.7 x 5.1 x 2.6 inches|
|Item model number||XGPS190|
Dual Electronics XGPS190 GPS + ADS-B Weather & Traffic Receiver
|Price:||$799.00 & FREE Shipping|
|You Save:||$50.99 (6%)|
- Dualband (978 UAT and 1090 ES) ADSB Receiver
- ADSB Weather (FISB) Reception
- ADSB Traffic (ADSR/TISB) Reception
- Bluetooth wireless connectivity: Connects to up to two devices simultaneously. Leaves each device free to connect to other devices/service via WiFi or Bluetooth
- Works with iOS, Android and Windows EFB software as well as select GRT EFIS devices. For a complete list, see the Apps tab.
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The XGPS190 features a WAAS GPS, dual band (978/1090 MHz) ADSB receiver for weather & traffic information, and AHRS artificial horizon for EFB apps with synthetic vision. The receiver works with many EFB apps. It connects to up to 2 devices via Bluetooth, and is compatible with iPad, Android and Windows tablets. The internal battery lasts 5 hours of continuous operation, and the receiver can be charged with the included 1230V adapter and wall charger. A nonslip pad is also included for convenience. FAAs ADSB Weather and Traffic Information in the Cockpit Introduced more than a decade ago by the FAA, ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) provides weather and traffic information to all aircraft equipped with an ADS-B receiver, such as the XGPS190, subscriptionfree. The ADS-B weather & traffic data is displayed on a compatible EFB app (sold separately) on an iPad, Android or Windows tablet. The XGPS190 provides the following ADSB In services: Flight Information ServiceBroadcast (FISB) FISB provides regional and continental NEXRAD radar imagery from the National Weather Service, as well as NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds aloft and other valuable inflight weather services. FISB also includes information on temporary flight restrictions (TFR) and special use airspaces (SUA). Traffic Information Service Broadcast (TISB). The TISB information is air traffic information obtained from ATC radar and broadcast from ground radio stations. This information greatly enhances pilots situational awareness and aids their visual orientation of nearby aircraft traffic.* (*ADSB traffic broadcasts are only transmitted from the ground transmitters in response to an ADS-B Out transponder operating on your aircraft or another aircraft in the area.) The XGPS190 also receives position reports directly from a nearby aircraft operating ADS-B Out transponders on 978 MHz and/or 1090 MHz frequencies. The removable ADS-B antenna on the X
Top customer reviews
Pros..... Unit works great at showing other aircraft ... Gps and ADS-B works great.
Cons.... The rubber housing for the unit fits, but access holes are in the wrong place...can't access on/off switch...probably made for the gps170.
The OFF/GPS/ADS-B selector does not distinguish between GPS and ADS-B.... When selecting GPS, the unit still displays ADS-B Traffic.....
No app at the App Store for the XGPS 190.....so I downloaded and used the one for their Gps 170....
Now the worst offender- AHRS......it works perfect when I hold the unit in my hand .... I pitch down, my attitude indicator shows pitch down. Same for left and right banks. But it doesn't work in the plane. I can be climbing and the unit will show a descent ...it shows a turn in the opposite direction..... Totally useless and inaccurate..... I've tried resetting the attitude indicator, the unit and the app.... I've place the unit in different places. Nothing works. The AHRS is why I purchased the unit. An extra $400 when compared to the GPS170....
I'm convinced that Dual Customer Service Doesn't exist. Calls go straight to voicemail ... Leave a message and they won't call back. So I called the Vendor and they seem very helpful.... I'll probably exchange the unit for another.....
So far the best part of this journey has been the help I have received from the seller...Sergio at Pacific Coast Avionics has been more than helpful and even made me laugh a couple of times. He's picked up the slack that Dual left.
Standby for an update to this post....
Sorry for the wait....Unit 2 performed exactly like the first one. So I returned it. .....the XGPS 190 is not ready for prime time. So I'll wait for and update to this model.
Then the bad: [ REVISED 01-29-2017 AFTER LEARNING HOW TO RE-CALIBRATE TO LEVEL. I mistakenly said "Does not auto-align AHRS" (see edit below).] Older style mini USB port so you can't just grab the micro USB cord off your phone. Rubber base covers the on/off switch but is so soft and flexible you have no trouble getting / working around that.
EDIT: After reviewing the FAA "Advanced Avionics" book. I see that having a unit that does not auto align may be preferable in turbulence. If you have it mounted in such a way that is known level, it will not inadvertently self align with errors as you fly. I HAVE SINCE LEARNED HOW TO MANUALLY RE-LEVEL AND IT IS FANTASTIC! Tap the center of the attitude instrument to call up a menu on iFly GPS.
For reference/perspective... CFI/II flying 5-10 lessons/wk instructing in club C172 and PA28-180 for my pre-solo students and IFR students in their own well appointed ships: Mooney TLS (steam gauges plus Sandel EHSI with backup attitude on it and an electric standby horizon besides) and he runs foreflight with a stratus so if we get lost in that plane it wasn't our day... RV 10 glass with 3-hole steam backups (A/S, A/H, ALT), and a cool little Sling running MGL glass with 3-hole steam backups. Running iFly GPS on my Samsung tablet. Was using internal GPS and data plan for WX. Main reason for buying was for AHRS and traffic. Secondary for backup on personal trips. When I bought the samsung, I thought foreflight and stratus would be available shortly thereafter but 3 years later... that stuff is still only for apple apparently. I have not linked it to my galaxy phone yet, just running on tablet.
It is a little jerky compared to a vacuum attitude indicator but not really much different than panel mounted glass. May not be something you would solely rely on to begin an IFR flight, but to catch that insidiously slow vacuum failure and supplement your partial panel while declaring an emergency (or at least making a mandatory report of equip failure) getting turned towards best available weather... I would be thankful to have it. [I have done more flying in glass equipped machines since original post and am finding the differences to be nil]
Have not used in actual IMC yet... (around here clouds have two seasons: ice or thunderstorms.) Have not tried to contact help/support. No need yet.
1.traffic acquisition and I.d. is fine
3.Weather updates good
4.AHRS (artificial horizon) is upside down when displayed on WingX pro. this has been a problem w/this product for sometime.
If you fly below 18k feet and don't care about traffic at or above that altitude buy the dual xgps170. It does not have the 4th feature,but for vfr you don't need it. 30% cheaper too, if they still stock them.
Day 2 Update: Customer service finally started corresponding (via email only). The email responses are taking about a 1-2 hours. They are working on a firmware fix to solve 2 issues that are causing AHRS to not work. They are hoping for something 2 weeks from now, but no specific info other than that.
Latest and last update. No resolution and I'm annoyed that they are selling units even though they know the ARHS does not work. I've returned my unit and will look for a different brand.