4.8 / 5.032 ReviewsDurability4.8 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.6 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (27)No (1)Durability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesDoes what it says on the tin. Better than the slide ruler for passing the commercial written quickly.June 6, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAn Absolute Must for Exact CalculationsI have old school E6B and clearly thing excels in all areas. I watched a few youtube videos to familiarize my self with it and used the Sportys test banks to provide examples that you can practice with. I do not think I will use the older style again unless my flight instructor forces me to do so.May 31, 2020Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat for getting through the instrument testDoes what I need it to. I’m studying to take my instrument rating written and this will be a huge time saver both for studying and for taking the exam! I would highly recommend it for other instrument rating students!May 22, 2020Purchased
3 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesASA CX-3Works great. I used this on my Instrument Knowledge Test and it had the ability to do all the calculations and then some. I am very happy with this purchase.March 1, 2020Purchased
5 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat ToolWorks great! Will be your best friend while working on your PPL and cross country planning. Would 100% recommend buying and investing in as it will help you with all your licenses. Takes a little to get used to and understand but once you do it’s amazing.February 23, 2020Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWell built, good price.I’m not an electronics person, preferring the traditional e6b, but my students are more “techs”, preferring this. Good price, well made.December 25, 2019Purchased
7 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesDecember 5, 2019Purchased
8 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest money I’ve spent on my flight training so far.Infinitely better than a standard wheel E6B. Super intuitive and easy to use. I’m a student in a full ATP program and started at private pilot. I was allowed to use this on my FAA written as advertised and it saves loads of time working out the VFR nav log for XC flights. To me, it’s worth the price of admission for the time savings (and drastically more accurate computations) of not having to learn the wheel in addition to the private pilot course load, on top of being a full time rotary wing A&P. The difference between a pilot and an aviator... is precision.November 25, 2019Purchased
8 months agoDurability4 / 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
over 2 years agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSpecial recommended to new and old pilots as well.May 14, 2019Purchased
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Browse 16 questions Browse 16 questions and 24 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, thanksCan I use this on the FAA written exam for private pilot?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be used during the written exam.how 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.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.Does it require any certification for use in planning flights ?BEST ANSWER: No, it does not.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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