BendixKing Introduces xVue Touch Display for Experimental Market

Lower-cost product packs features into what the company claims is the highest resolution display on the market.

BendixKing xVue Touch
BendixKing's new xVue Touch display for the Experimental market incorporates a 10.1-inch display, ADAHRS, magnetometer, OAT sensor and built-in Wi-Fi for database and chart updates.BendixKing

Marking the company's first foray into the market for experimental avionics, BendixKing this week introduced the xVue Touch primary flight display for kit-built aircraft. Billed as a low-cost alternative to traditional six-pack instruments, the new display features a vibrant near-4K-resolution display and is packed with technology borrowed from the certified market.

BendixKing says the new product is a “powerful and intuitive touchscreen flight display built with superior craftsmanship, at a very affordable price.” The display is available now for a list price of $5,499.

The xVue Touch 10.1-inch display features the highest resolution in the market, BendixKing says. It also comes standard with Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic-vision system, a vertical situation display that shows flight path over terrain, and the ability to display ADS-B weather. The touch display uses infrared technology for exceptional accuracy, the company says.

“The xVue Touch reinforces our commitment to developing technology that provides pilots with the best value for their money to move up to a glass cockpit,” said Gregg Cohen, president of BendixKing. “From optimizing button sizes to maximizing touchscreen accuracy to making any function reachable in under four touches, we’ve developed technology that is both sophisticated and easy to use for experimental aircraft owners. As a longstanding leader in ever-changing general aviation avionics, we are now bringing products and technology that experimental aircraft owners want and that the industry needs.”

The display also interfaces with competing navigation systems, and uses Wi-Fi so that pilots can update databases, charts and system software “in less than 10 minutes.” Included with xVue Touch are free future software updates, which will include engine indicators, radio information and autopilot control.