The Aviation Consumer, Product of the Year. JPI’s FS-450 is our top choice because it has all the options you need for fuel management.
JPI’s newest piece of panel wizardry relegates fuel-situation questions to relics of the past. From its new home between the top row of flight instruments and the top of avionics stack, the FS-450 blinked and winked the numbers to answer all my fuel-situation questions.
Connected to our Honeywell Skymap IIIC, the FS-450 happily winked and blinked its way through its information inventory and left me as relaxed as any fat-dumb-and-happy aviator should get — minus the “dumb” part of the equation, of course. Heavy-duty information and a light-duty price; could you want more? Sure, easy installation would be nice, something JPI also covered.
- FAA TSO for Reliability and Accuracy
- Talks to all GPS’s including Garmins 430/530 and all handheld’s etc. Displays gallons required to next waypoint or destination at no additional cost. FP-5L does not report “gallons to destination”. FP-5L does not work with a “handheld” GPS
- Programmable display for Gallons, Pounds, Liters. No imperial gallons
- Remote “Warning Light” programmable with Low fuel and low time warning
- Automatically calculates K- factor for excellent 1% accuracy
- Return line systems (Pressure Carburetor) and gravity flow, no problem
- Clock size, 1.5” deep, 2 1/4” hole, 5.0 oz. wt
- Transducer 3 oz. wt
- TSO’d for use in turbo-prop aircraft
- When your, El, Hoskins, or Shadin fails upgrade it to destination an FS-450 using old transducer
- Automatic reminder (flashing digits) to update Fuel added. Fuel added Can be set after take-off not possible with the FP-5L/FP-5
- “USED” Total fuel used can be set to zero at any time during flight
- Twin and Single FS-450M instrument
- %HP Calculated on fuel burn
- Timer included