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    Bendix/King AV8OR GPS (US Version) 3045A Bendix/King AV8OR GPS (US Version)
    Rated 4.50877192982 /5 based on 57 customer reviews
    599
    Product description: Quick Reference GuideUser Guide Touch-screen unit includes Bluetooth This handheld GPS from Bendix/King features a large 4.3" touch-screen and Bluetooth interface for cell phone, traffic or XM Radio/Weather(sold separately). This powerful navigator is also an excellent value due to its low price, many expansion options and history of free feature updates from Bendix/King.Features: • Intuitive touch-screen interface is easy to use in flight • Bluetooth interfaces for cell phones or XM Weather receiver • XM Weather capable (requires separate receiver and subscription, see below) • Multiple uses: aviation, auto and entertainment • Music player, movie player, electronic book reader and photo viewer • Terrain display with vertical profile view • Automotive mode with 3D view and turn-by-turn directions • Large, 4.3” color screen with a bright, 480 x 272 pixel display • Sleek, lightweight case takes up little space in a flight bag • Connect to your PC and logged flights can be viewed on Google Earth • WAAS-capable GPS for up to 5 meter accuracy Flight plans can be both imported and exported to/from the AV8OR. They can be created in a variety of software programs including Voyager, DUATs and more, then the output file can be placed in the flightplan folder on the SD card. Also, past flight paths can be recorded and exported for display in programs such as Google Earth. Measures: 5”w x 3 1/4”h x 1”d Weighs: 7.6 oz.Includes: GPS unit, 800mAh battery, 12V-28V cigarette lighter adapter, 120V/220V wall power adapter, PC/USB cable, aircraft yoke mount, automotive windshield mount, carrying bag, earphone, User’s Manual and Quick Reference Guide.Optional InterfacesXM Weather Add-on XM Weather information, including Nexrad radar, METARs, TAFs, cloud tops, graphical SIGMETs and AIRMETs and more is available with one of the optional WxWorx Receivers. Receivers are available with either a traditional USB cable connection ($626.00 MSRP) or with a wireless Bluetooth connection ($722.61 MSRP). Monthly subscription required. Measures 6 1/8” w x 1 3/4”h x 4 3/8”d; weighs 11.25 oz. XM Receivers must be purchased through WxWorx (www.wxworx.com). Traffic When connected to the Zaon XRX portable collision avoidance system, the Ace will display nearby traffic. Requires adapter cable (see sportys.com/AV8OR).Flight Guide Fuel Prices, Airport Information and Local Services: For a yearly subscription fee of $99, the AV8OR Handheld will display fuel prices at most airports. Also includes Flight Guide's airport information and local services (such as hotels, taxi's, restaurants, FBO's and even local recreational attractions). Updates are available daily through Bendix/King’s website.Taxi-Way Diagrams The AV8OR handheld now has the ability to view taxi-way diagrams (requires $49 yearly subscription). Your position is overlaid on the chart giving you the maximum situational awareness.

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    $599.00
    (Original price $720.00)

    Professionally wrapped in navy blue paper with brilliant white ribbon and a personalized card. Please allow 1 extra day for processing gift wrapped orders.

    ID: 3045A
    This product is no longer available from Sporty’s. This page is for informational purposes only. If you need assistance, please contact customer service at 1.513.735.9000
    Quick Reference GuideUser Guide

    Touch-screen unit includes Bluetooth

    This handheld GPS from Bendix/King features a large 4.3" touch-screen and Bluetooth interface for cell phone, traffic or XM Radio/Weather(sold separately). This powerful navigator is also an excellent value due to its low price, many expansion options and history of free feature updates from Bendix/King.


    Features:
    • Intuitive touch-screen interface is easy to use in flight
    • Bluetooth interfaces for cell phones or XM Weather receiver
    • XM Weather capable (requires separate receiver and subscription, see below)
    • Multiple uses: aviation, auto and entertainment
    • Music player, movie player, electronic book reader and photo viewer
    • Terrain display with vertical profile view
    • Automotive mode with 3D view and turn-by-turn directions
    • Large, 4.3” color screen with a bright, 480 x 272 pixel display
    • Sleek, lightweight case takes up little space in a flight bag
    • Connect to your PC and logged flights can be viewed on Google Earth
    • WAAS-capable GPS for up to 5 meter accuracy

    Flight plans can be both imported and exported to/from the AV8OR. They can be created in a variety of software programs including Voyager, DUATs and more, then the output file can be placed in the flightplan folder on the SD card. Also, past flight paths can be recorded and exported for display in programs such as Google Earth.

    Measures: 5”w x 3 1/4”h x 1”d Weighs: 7.6 oz.

    Includes: GPS unit, 800mAh battery, 12V-28V cigarette lighter adapter, 120V/220V wall power adapter, PC/USB cable, aircraft yoke mount, automotive windshield mount, carrying bag, earphone, User’s Manual and Quick Reference Guide.

    Optional Interfaces

    XM Weather Add-on
    XM Weather information, including Nexrad radar, METARs, TAFs, cloud tops, graphical SIGMETs and AIRMETs and more is available with one of the optional WxWorx Receivers. Receivers are available with either a traditional USB cable connection ($626.00 MSRP) or with a wireless Bluetooth connection ($722.61 MSRP). Monthly subscription required. Measures 6 1/8” w x 1 3/4”h x 4 3/8”d; weighs 11.25 oz. XM Receivers must be purchased through WxWorx (www.wxworx.com).

    Traffic
    When connected to the Zaon XRX portable collision avoidance system, the Ace will display nearby traffic. Requires adapter cable (see sportys.com/AV8OR).

    Flight Guide Fuel Prices, Airport Information and Local Services:

    For a yearly subscription fee of $99, the AV8OR Handheld will display fuel prices at most airports. Also includes Flight Guide's airport information and local services (such as hotels, taxi's, restaurants, FBO's and even local recreational attractions). Updates are available daily through Bendix/King’s website.


    Taxi-Way Diagrams

    The AV8OR handheld now has the ability to view taxi-way diagrams (requires $49 yearly subscription). Your position is overlaid on the chart giving you the maximum situational awareness.

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    Date - 10-9-2012

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Reviewer - Sergio E Schaar

    Location - San Antonio, TX

    Date - 11-3-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Happy with my AV8OR
    Pros

    Excellent value, great quality, easy to use, great back-up GPS. As good as advertised.

    Cons

    Not a perfect product, but here are a few CONS:

    Battery life is short even with extended battery which I suggest you should buy; the cigarette lighter adapter is a must on every flight, the good news is that is already included.

    Yoke clamp adapts well to the Cessna 172L yoke, but its grip is a little weak, same thing the craddle used to adap the GPS to the yoke mount, but no big deal.

    After reading about the requirements for the XM weather feature, seems to me like it will be a real pain due to the receiver and other hardware you have to purchase.

    General Comments

    So far so good! I Love it and highly recommend it. I've spent significat time comparing it against the GARMIN AERA 500. Both products are very similar, however the AV8OR is $100 cheaper and you don't have to purchase a charger for home use.

    Location - , GA

    Date - 10-25-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Worth your money
    Pros

    As others have rated, this is very user friendly. There are a bunch of features - many you will discover just by experimenting with the screen displays. Read the user guide to maximize the features.

    Cons

    My car suction mount often lets lose and tumbles to the floor. It has not done so however in my plane. Could be plaxi versus glass.

    General Comments

    Does everything I need and more in the air and on the road. Good value for the features and items included in the box.

    Date - 7-13-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Great size- nice graphics-easy to use touch screen

    Cons

    Short battery life (1-1/2 hrs on a charge)

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    Date - 5-18-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Very user friendly. I like the touch screen and the fact that you can set up your preferred features with very little instruction.

    Cons

    Screen is light sensitive if not mounted directly in front of the user and can be hard to see in daylight cockpit conditions.

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    Date - 2-24-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Pros

    Very easy to navigate and update flight plan while flying. Easy to read - LOVE THE TERRAIN PROFILE cability - it kept me and my passenger safe this past week flying thru mountain terrain.

    Cons

    They promise that if you register on their website you will receive a free update to the database. This was false. It wanted me to enter a cc to get an update until I complained to their helpdesk. Also, when I did the update, it completely changed my unit and it was not functional. It took some time to figure out how to get it working again. Unlike the AV8OR, the Honeywell website is VERY unfriendly and difficult to navigate to find information.

    General Comments

    Highly recommend to any pilot as a sure-fire way to get where you are going safely and efficiently. This is a must-have in the cockpit!

    Date - 2-17-2011

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Date - 2-8-2011

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    All

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    None

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    Date - 11-16-2010

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    Great Situational Awarenes tool. I couldn't imagine flying VFR near special use airspace without it. Very intuitive functionality. No issues reading the display in bright or dim ambient lighting conditions.

    Date - 11-11-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    reliable, versatile unit that works well and does what you need it to. Very clear screen even with direct sunlight and cloud reflection. Great value for the money.

    Cons

    standard battery isn't worth even including.

    General Comments

    Recommend the longer life battery for any flight over 50 minutes. You will get over three hours continuous life out of the extended battery.

    Date - 8-25-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Pros

    After some difficulty downloading the updates which are necessary to get the instruments panel page, the unit worked pretty much as expected. Excellent manufacturer customer support. I had trouble with the power port and had the unit replaced within a couple of days by the manufacturer with no problems through a local dealer.

    Cons

    The online 277 page manual (mostly automotive mode) is cumbersome. I wish it came with a hard copy. It also doesn't cover a couple of the soft keys and their function and there is no index. I once was able to "grab" the flight path and pull it to a new waypoint with the help of a soft key but have not been able to recreate this move and the manual is silent on this. For some reason the complete VFR approach airspace doesn't always appear on the maps pages. The alerts as to approaching and being in defined airspaces is only a little message box at the bottom of the screen. You must click on it and leave the maps page to get the information. Garmin does a much better job in their '96 series in alerting you as to potential problems. You also keep getting the same annoying message that you are not hooked up to the optional weather service. I wish I could permanently delete this function. It would be helpful if you could make the NAVAIDS a defined saveable waypoint. The unit also has the media portion which does MP3's, photo's and video.

    General Comments

    As a newer pilot I was looking for a good GPS that I could afford. A GPS that would make navigation through complex
    (SF bay area) airspaces easier. Overall this unit is it. A good GPS for the money compared to the higher priced models. I would buy it again.

    I didn't get into the automotive mode that much. Another day.

    Customer support at Sporty's was excellent.

    Ron

    Date - 8-4-2010

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    Pros

    It was everything they said it would be and more. This unit is the perfect size. Everything I need is no more than a touch of the screen. Very intuitive. Within a few minutes you will have found your way around, without the instructions, and you will already be building flight plans.

    No "pages" or"menus" to be fumbling with at nine thousand feet.

    Excellent.

    Cons

    The battery life is not good. You definately will need the plug in (supplied) unless you are flying less than an hour.

    General Comments

    Really a good value for the money and if or when you want you can get live weather on the screen. (reciever optional)

    Date - 7-18-2010

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to use and it does a great job of tracking. The screen detail was very easy to see in bright daylight. Great price for all the functions it performs. I understand that the IFR types want the approach plates but for us VFR types I can't think of a single thing I need it to do that it doesn't do. Also, it does not need the externam antenna. I've used it in the Aerobat and the Archer and it comes in great in both of them. Also, the drive function is far superior to my Tom Tom.

    Cons

    Short battery life. I let it sleep for most of the flights and just check it periodically to confirm my dead reckoning and to locate the airport if it's one that is hard to spot. Yoke mount is quite functional but cumbersome. In the Aerobat it gets in the way of reaching the throttle. The windshield mount works great, though.

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    Date - 7-15-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Pros

    easy to use and quick to boot up for use

    Cons

    wish it had a page for a HSI reading like some of the others. Yoke mount does not have enough of an adjustment to use on my Cherokee, will not adjust in enough, had to use suction mount on windshield which worked just fine but that blocks outside view somewhat

    General Comments

    overall I am happy with unit...good price compared to others

    Date - 6-11-2010

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Pros

    Perfect for flying OR driving.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    Date - 6-7-2010

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Unit works well in both aircraft and automotive modes. Product is very intuitive, easy to set up and use. Downloading the database was very straight forward.

    Cons

    Yoke mount will not work in my aircraft, however the automotive suction cup mount works very well in both car and airplane. Screen is hard to read in bright light, have to shield with hand to read.

    General Comments

    Overall content with purchase. Unit appears to be durable and well made.

    Date - 6-3-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

    Recommended Yes
    Pros

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    General Comments

    Came with a $200.00 off coupon for WxWorx but the expiration date was 12/31/09. Tried to use the code but it wouldn't go through. Coupon should not have been in the box.

    Sporty's Response

    We contacted WxWorx to confirm that they are still honoring the $200 off coupons. Honeywell reported that there was an error that resulted in expired coupons being included in several boxes, however, please rest assured that the promotion is still active and WxWorx will still honor the $200 discount when purchasing a receiver directly from WxWorx. We apologize for the confusion.

    Date - 6-2-2010

    Pilot Rating - Sport

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Very small and portable. Works very well as my backup emergency GPS.

    Cons

    Screen size is small, not sure id want any GPS at this size as my primary GPS by any manufacturer. I bought this one because Garmins new portables are just too pricey for my taste. Battery life is awful, dont leave home without the cigarette lighter plug. I have this in my bag as an emergency backup for which this unit will work well.

    General Comments

    Good value next to new Garmin portables.

    Date - 6-1-2010

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

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    Date - 5-24-2010

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    It does everything and more than what I needed. It's a basic aviation navigator, and I love using it in the car too. It plays music, I have a photo album saved to view and I'm going to download some ebooks to it later. I love being able to us it connected to my cell phone via bluetooth when I'm driving in the car. It does everything! It's so easy to use tnat I don't think I read the instruction book or quick reference guide one time. I've used it already on a few road trips and one flight. Great value for what this does versus the price!

    Cons

    It doesn't have approach charts, which I'm not too concerned about since this is a perfect general VFR handheld GPS unit. The touch screen is a little too sensitive while in flying mode and hard ot use without the stylus.

    General Comments

    I would recommend this to anyone. It is perfect to take along on any road or air trip or both. It does everything. It's the perfect started handheld GPS unit for pilots but even my wife who's not a pilot, loves using it in her car. The suction cup car mount works well both in the car and in the plane and even on my motorcycle and with the headset plugged in, I was listening to music while riding and navigating on my bike.

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