4.7 / 5.024 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.6 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (19)No (1)Durability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesYou need time to learn the system.If you have the time to learn it, it,s going to take a while. They say use it on the test , where. I haven’t seen really any use for it on the testJuly 9, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSpecial recommended to new and old pilots as well.May 14, 2019Purchased
5 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Works great and easy to use. Had it a week and used it on my ground school final. Passed with a 98, but that included much studying.May 2, 2019Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExceeds ExpectationsIt's always a good thing when something works even better than you expect. Everything is well thought out; the size (no miniature buttons), the backlighting and color options, the menus, the logical flow of operations, the protective cover with a rubber strip for no-skid positioning.
The data is much brighter and easier to read than it appears on
the product review page. The manual can be downloaded from the ASA website, but the CX-3 is so intuitive that the manual is
Data is lost when batteries are changed, BUT you can avoid the loss by simply downloading the data to a computer with a USB cable, and then reloading it to the CX-3 after the battery change.
AND, very importantly, when the CX-3 software is updated, you
can just download the new version with a USB cable (not supplied) instead of buying a new CX-3.
One personal recommendation: Although the CX-3 comes with a protective cover, I searched for a more rugged storage case, since the CX-3 will likely be shuffled about in all sorts of travel and storage conditions between those times when it is actually in use.
I found the perfect case (very low cost for the quality) on Amazon. On the Amazon website, search for GLCON External Hard Drive Case. Choose the one that has the words "GLCON Shockproof EVA Carrying Case for WD My Passport Element". Then, when reading the product description, look for an exterior size of 7.2 x 3.9 x 1.9 and, most importantly, an INTERIOR size of 6.9 x 3.7 x 1.4. The CX-3 fits like a glove under the elastic strap in the case. Hardly a millimeter to spare. Very secure.April 24, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat!The luxury car of E6Bs. Just buy it. You wont not regret itApril 22, 2019Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoBurns through AAA batteriesHave had this a short time. Burns through 4 AAA batteries too fast. With little use the second set of batteries is half depleted. The data entry is awkward. Will look for alternatives and keep the mechanical E6-b close by.April 9, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5FAA Approved E6BExcellent and very intuitive. No questions about using it on the instrument written exam.March 7, 2019Purchased
8 months agoWould You Recommend?YesGood computer and it did everything I needed for the IFR and Commercial written tests. However, it does not come with directions. I had to Google them to figure it out.March 6, 2019Purchased
8 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPPL TestThis is a very nice flight Computer easy to use and I pass my flight exam with it the first time around.March 1, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEverything it was advertised to be. Thank you for the fast shipping!!!February 13, 2019Purchased
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Browse 15 questions Browse 15 questions and 23 answersHow is is charged? Does it use batteries?BEST ANSWER: Bu any chance, do you know what type of batteries use the ASA CX-1, I hace One also, thankshow does the sportys e6b compare to the asa new cx3?ASA CX-3 Flight ComputerBEST ANSWER: In addition to what Eric C. provided, another really, REALLY cool feature is the ability to chose what type of unit you are inputting into that line for the calculation.
Say for example, you are provided two questions to calculate density altitude. One question provides the OAT in degrees Centigrade, the other in Fahrenheit. A simple button press of the "Set Unit" button will switch the type of unit for the input, and then do any required conversions in the background.
Another example is time. Say you were provided a question that says you fly for 26 minutes. Rather than going to calculator and doing 26 ÷ 60 to get the decimal time, just hit SET UNIT until minutes are shown on the far right, enter 26 and the orange square key to complete the input. The CX3 will do any required conversions in the background and compute the answer you're driving for.
Similar functional with the CONV UNIT key. If you put in that you are dealing with 40 gallons of fuel, but needed to know what it is in liters while remaining on the Fuel calculation page, just press CONV UNIT and it will compute the conversion on the fly without you leaving that page.Can I use this on the FAA written exam for private pilot?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be used during the written exam.Which electronic E6B is the best and has the most functions? This E6B or the Sportys E6B? ThanksBEST ANSWER: In my opinion the display on the Sporty's unit is too small and the backlighting is terrible. I would spent the extra money for the ASA model.Does it calculate landing distance?BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't "automatically" calculate landing distances due to too many variables for a standard answer. You're still stuck with the take off and distance diagrams that start with temperature, then altitude, then weights, then winds.
However, it is simple to use for the "in flight" calculations needing a combination of calculated altitudes, calculated airspeeds, wind correction, and more. Once you know the steps required from the starting information provided on the exam, getting to the correct answer is very easy.Does it help with takeoff distance questions?BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't "automatically" calculate takeoff or landing distances due to too many variables for a standard answer. You're still stuck with the take off and distance diagrams that start with temperature, then altitude, then weights, then winds.
I don't think any portable E6B Flight Computer does these calculations. There are apps out there for phones and tablets that can do them. But they are often pre-designed for the specific aircraft and can't be used for a different one. For example, if you have the app for the Phenom, you cannot use it to calculate t/o landing distances for your C172 or CRJ.
However, it is simple to use the ASA CX-3 for the "in flight" calculations needing a combination of calculated altitudes, calculated airspeeds, wind correction, and more. Once you know the steps required from the starting information provided on the exam, getting to the correct answer is very easy.Can I purchase this as an app on iPhone?BEST ANSWER: A standalone app for iOS device, and a reply to my recent inquiry basically said they are not going to pursue one.
However you can find a web browser app that simulates the look and usage feel of the CX-3. Visit the CX-3 product page for ASA, look to the lower right for the "Try before you buy" link. I just tried this on my older iPhone 6 and it worked just fine. Keep in mind you will need a net connection to use this.When I am using the the flight planning function on the CX-3, changing the Magnetic Variation has no affect on the calculated results. Using the example in the manual changing the “Var” from -17 to +17 the calculate results for the trip remain the same. If I change the Wdir by subtracting 17 adding 17 and leave the “Var” at 0, I get different results greater than and less than relative to the published results. Shouldn’t the magnetic variation affect the calculated ground speed, fuel and en route time?
Please tell me if I am doing something wrong.BEST ANSWER: I can but the variation affects True Heading.Do you deliver to India? If so, how long would it take to reach India and what's the shipping cost for the same?BEST ANSWER: Yes, we deliver to India, Through I-parcel service 4-8 business days. International Airmail is 10 to 30 business days. Shipping cost is based on weight and method. You will be presented with a total cost from iParcel and we will email a quote if shipping International Airmail.How long do the batteries last, particularly when compared to the Sportys Electronic Flight Computer? Which of the two devices would be more suitable for turbine and large aircraft operations?BEST ANSWER: I have had a fresh set of 4 AAA batteries take me through 2 weeks of 5 to 7 hours of study and 2 exams and still have plenty of juice to spare.
Like smart phones, it's possible to extend battery life by setting the brightness level and the sleep timer to something that minimizes battery drain and doesn't drive you batty because it goes to sleep to fast.
Unfortunately, I have never owned a Sporty's flight computer so nothing to compare to there.
As far as turbine aircraft.... if you need to use a E6B for those types of ops, then the CX-3 will do the job. But if you need something specific for your specific turbine or large aircraft, then that's more likely a specific app or spreadsheet.Can I use it on EASA Atpl exam in Hungary ?BEST ANSWER: You would need to check with the examiner in Hungary. It is allowed in the FAA exam.what is the difference between cx3 and e6b?BEST ANSWER: They are the same. The cx3 is ASA's E6B.Do you deliver to south Africa?BEST ANSWER: Yes, we ship worldwide.Does it calculate true altitude?BEST ANSWER: It calculates pressure and density altitudeHow big is the CX-3 flight computer?
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