|Recommended By Bob | May 12 2013 11:27 AM|
Used my clarity sv for the first time on the way to Toronto from the west coast . Weather and traffic reception was terrific and received excellent reception at higher altitudes over areas of few towers. Ahrs info looked as good as PFD and pitch sync worked fine This is a very nice compact unit. The wait was worth it. Since that trip I have used in my old 172 and it works the same at the lower altitudes with more towers in the area. I have shut down unit to conserve battery on long trips but this management works for me.
|Recommended By TD_Florida | April 13 2013 8:01 PM|
It was an 85 degree afternoon in Florida when I first tested my new Clarity SV. Sitting up on the dash in the gelpad holder, my 20 minute test flight allowed me to make several observations that I did not expect. I had been looking forward to having ADS-B traffic on my Ipad using WingX. To my surprise it was like information overload and mass confusion. With all the student traffic in the area (with ADSB-out) was triggering the system to show me everything. At one point there were no less than 15 to 20 little black jets scattered on my moving map. For me to figure out if any of them were a threat, I would have to stop flying the airplane to really analyze what I was seeing. There were jets at FL330 FL210 etc. above me that looked exactly the same as the Cessna that was crossing 300ft below me. Certainly the software will need lots of tinkering to make the traffic data useful.
The AHRS worked flawlessly. Never needed to reset it from the start. It was smooth and accurate.
After landing I noticed that the Clarity seemed to quit working. So I did some investigating after engine shutdown only to discover that the unit was so hot that I could not hold my hand on it. I determined that some sort of thermal cutoff had been activated because the WiFi was refusing to connect. I shut the Clarity off for a 5 min. cool down. When I restarted, everything worked correctly again. In my opinion there is going to be lots of problems with this unit on hot summer days. On my next flight, I am going to mount the Clarity in the suction holder, and allow the air vent to blow cool air on it, and I hope to see it not get so hot.
In summary, I can say that I am happy to be on the leading edge of technology, but I recognize there are lots of things that need to be improved.
|Recommended By dmlad4uu | April 08 2013 5:56 AM|
I flew for 4 hours with my clarity SV yesterday. First impression is very good. Picked up WX and traffic just fine. Need better WING X filtering and tower display info. Had some issue with the AHRS at first. I had the SV on the DASH just right of the compass on a Cessna 172SP. Looked perfectly level to me.I could not get it level even after AHRS resets. It was 10 - 15 deg above the horizon going south and on the way back up north it was 10-15 deg below the horizon. Also in about a 30 deg bank. I finally move it to in front of the compass reset it and rest the flight and AHRS started working fine. Used about 60% of battery.
And yes a utility to check the Clarity for status would be good. Tower info, battery, Satellite, etc.
Really like the size.
|Recommended By KP | April 06 2013 4:52 PM|
I purchased the Clarity Dual SV. I used the unit on a trip from a small rural airport into the DFW airspace using the Wing-X software.
My Ipad is the latest 4. It crashed 5 times on the way into dfw while following multiple targets ADSB- out. Not very encouraging. The weather displayed nicely throughout the country. On my return flight on Saturday I went directly over DFW at 4k and never had a ADS-b Track except for the ADS-B out planes. The stability of the AHRS unit is good. There was a good bit of vertical drift. Still it was usable. No crashes occurred on the way home.
I hope more options for software display come online quickly and hope the ADS-B out by Sagetech is reasonably priced. I could see ADS-B out planes at 75-125 miles except behind my 182. ADS-B tower reception was great and many new towers are up that are not on the online map. The unit and the gelpad make for a great transportable unit! GREAT DESIGN!!
|Recommended By GE | April 03 2013 5:11 PM|
Flew with my Clarity SV & Wing-X. Still testing but so far so good. Can't wait for a diag tool and connectivity to other popular software.
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