Remos GXiS Debuts at EAA AirVenture

The Remos GXiS is on display all week at Oshkosh. Remos

The German-designed Remos GXiS, which first flew at the end of May, has made it to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the EAA AirVenture migration. Remos is working on European approval as a CS-LSA and ultralight for the GXiS, as well as LSA ASTM-approval in the United States.

Not only the airplane itself is German; the engine and propeller are made by local manufacturers too. The GXiS is powered by a fuel injected Rotax 912iS Sport engine for which Remos designed its own system called SMARTstart. Remos’ engineers eliminated as many buttons as possible and left only the key, a start button and landing light switch for the pilot to operate. “Our approach is to make flying as easy as driving a car,” said Remos CTO Christian Majunke.

The Rotax spins a composite propeller made by MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH. However, due to the restriction for constant speed propellers for LSA in the U.S., the American version of the GXiS will come standard with a DUC Hélices fixed-pitch prop. A fixed-pitch MT-Propeller version will be available as an option.

Although most of the components in the GXiS are manufactured in Europe, Remos turned to U.S. manufacturers for its avionics. Dynon’s 10-inch SkyView touchscreens dominate the panels and are linked to another touchscreen — Garmin’s GTN750. An integrated transponder provides standard ADS-B out capability. ADS-B in is available as an option.

The panel in the GXiS features Dynon SkyView and Garmin GTN750 touchscreens. Remos

Another design element conceived to simplify the pilot’s job is the incorporation of the brake into the throttle lever. The idea is to eliminate the possibility of a pilot engaging the brakes when power is used. There is a stop at the aft portion of the throttle, when power is at idle. By pulling harder on the throttle lever, the pilot engages the brakes.

The Remos GXiS is on display all week at the main aircraft display area booth 331/332 on the AirVenture showgrounds.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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