The scalable ESI-500 has numerous display configurations, including navigation, metric altitude, vertical speed and heading. The navigation function can be configured for VOR/ILS or GPS single-source or both. In the absence of a Heading source, the ESI can display aircraft “Track” from a GPS source.
The ESI-500 also features an internal lithium-ion battery, which will automatically power the unit without interruption should the system lose the aircraft power. This ensures that pilots will have the critical attitude, altitude and airspeed information they need to fly to a suitable airport.
The ESI-500 is compatible with a variety of Synthetic Vision Systems enabling it to display color representations of critical information about terrain and known obstacles along the aircraft’s flight path. SynVis depicts three-dimensional terrain and obstacles to reflect topography and hazards, and terrain and obstacle impact alerts are shaded to increase situational awareness. In addition, the unit can also display magnetic heading when coupled with the optional MAG-500 magnetometer.
|WEIGHT||Nominal 2.1 lb. (0.95 kg) – Maximum 2.75 lb. (1.25 kg)|
|INTERFACES||(5) ARINC 429 Inputs, (1) ARINC 429 Output, (1) RS-485 Serial Input (interfaces with MAG-500), (1) Analog Input (OAT), (1) Discrete Output, (1) Dimming Bus, (1) I2C interface to the DCM-500|
|POWER||14V or 28 VDC electrical systems (10 to 32 VDC)|
|NAVIGATION||VOR/ILS or GPS Navigation or both|
|TSO||C2d, C8e, C10b, C34e, C35d, C36e, C40c, C46a, C106, C113a, C179a, C201|
|ETSO||EASA accepted in accordance with FAA-EASA Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) Rev 5 (paragraph 2.5.1 ‘TSO/ETSO Articles Accepted under Reciprocal Acceptance’). No ETSO marking on the Articles is required.|