Features & Functions
FlightView is modular allowing you to select only the components you need and to add multiple displays at a reasonable cost.
Primary Flight Display (PFD) uses a modern tapes-and-pointers layout to display attitude, airspeed, altitude, coordination.
The Engine Monitoring System (EMS) tracks and displays over 30 separate parameters, keeping your power plant operating at peak performance.
Moving Map Navigator (MFD) includes airspace, traffic, and ADS-B weather information plus terrain awareness tools.
Digital Flight Deck iPad App
Complete Instrumentation: The app includes a PFD with a full set of flight instruments, a detailed moving map for VFR navigation and situational awareness, an engine status display, and easily accessible secondary screens for COM radio, transponder, autopilot, and flight planning.
Screen Layouts: The app supports three different layouts — full-screen PFD, full-screen MFD, and split screen. The engine data bar can be toggled on and off. Each iPad can be assigned a primary function (PFD or MFD) and a primary side (left or right). In split-screen mode the app protects the primary content on the primary side, ensuring that the user always has a clear view of the most important information.
Compatibility: Works on all current iPad models from Mini to the 12.9″ Pro running iOS 13 or later.
Updates: Software updates are pushed automatically through Apple App Store. Updates to other components (e.g. FlightView FDC firmware) are automatically downloaded from Falken’s servers and can be installed directly from the app.
Core Hardware Kit
A Network of Advanced Components Supplying Flight, Engine, and Situational Data
The core components — Flight Data Computer, Air Data Computer, and Engine Monitoring System — are lightweight and easy to install/connect using pre-built harnesses provided with the kit. The system also includes interfaces to a growing list of third-party equipment, including communications radios, transponders, and autopilots.
Fight Data Computer (FDC)
The FDC is the core of the system. It serves as a hub, relaying data between the other system components. Displays interface using Ethernet or Wifi. Peripheral devices interface using RS-232, USB, or CAN bus. A powerful multi-core processor allows it to drive up to three FlightView displays and up to three additional Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications. FDC functions include:
- Wifi Access Point
- Ethernet Interface
- WAAS GPS Receiver
- Dual-Band ADS-B Receiver
- AHRS Inertial Measurement Unit
- Cabin / Backup Altimeter
- Navigation Core
- RS-232, USB, and CAN bus interfaces
Installation: Simply connect it to the ship’s power, connect peripheral devices, and attach ADS-B antennas. The process is quick and easy and most homebuilders can complete it in just a few hours.
Air Data Computer (ADC)
The ADC connects to the pitot and static lines, providing data used to calculate airspeed, altitude, outside air temperature, density altitude, and true airspeed. The ADC weighs less than 5 ounces (140 grams) and is powered by the FlightLink connection.
Installation: The pitot and static connections are standard 1/8″ NPT female and can easily be adapted to any commonly-used PEX tubing size.
Engine Monitoring System (EMS)
The EMS uses standard engine probes to monitor more than 30 different engine data parameters. It includes interfaces for engine speed (RPM), manifold pressure, oil pressure and temperature, fuel pressure, fuel flow, and fuel level (2 tanks), voltage, amperage, and 16 thermocouple amplifiers for EGT, CHT, TIT. Two auxiliary analog inputs are available for user-selected functions including header tank level, gearbox temperature, liquid coolant temperature, flap setting, and trim setting.
Installation: Instead of complicated wiring harness, all sensor connections are made using industrial spring clip connectors. Simply push the wire (optionally with a tip ferrule) into the appropriate port. To release, press the button to release the spring clip and pull. This makes both installation and maintenance a lot easier.
FlightDock and FlightBar
Keep Cool and Fly On
Falken’s unique mounting and cooling system and intuitive tactile controller keep your displays running in even the most challenging of conditions.
FlightView EFIS supports up to 3 Apple iPads. Our innovative FlightDock and FlightBar make great tablets into world-class flight displays.
Installation: FlightDock quickly and easily installs on the front of your instrument panel or on a RAM mount. Installing and removing the iPad is even easier.
Active Cooling: FlightDock’s cooling system is thermally controlled, blowing a constant stream of air at low volume when things are cool, and blasting the iPad at high speed when things get hot.
Real Controls: FlightBar adds a set of real knobs and buttons, allowing easier operation in turbulent conditions. Each FlightBar connects to its assigned iPad using Bluetooth connection.
Add an iPad, or Two, or Three
Falken Ready-to-Fly kits cut installation time and complexity by including nearly everything you need to fly, including the iPads.
FlightView Features and Functions
- Airspeed Indicator
- Attitude Indicator
- Slip/Skid Ball
- Heading Indicator (HSI)
- Ground Track
- Course Pointer
- Course Deviation Indicator
- Outside Air Temperature
- True Airspeed
- Density Altitude
- Ground Speed
- GPS Altitude
- AGL Altitude
- Local and Zulu Time
- Flight Duration
- Engine RPM
- Manifold Pressure
- Oil Pressure
- Oil Temperature
- Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT)
- Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT)
- Fuel Level (Left / Right / Header)
- Fuel Pressure
- Fuel Flow
- Coolant Temperature
- Carburetor Temperature
- Turbin Intake Temperature
- Propeller RPM
- Fuel Totalizer
- Leaning Assistant
- User-defined sensors
Safety / Convenience Features
- Automatic Day / Night Mode
- Automatic Altimeter Updates (ADS-B)
- Timer With 1 Minute Tone
- Air Traffic (ADS-B)
- Traffic Alert
- NEXRAD Weather Radar (ADS-B)
- Airport METARs (ADS-B / Internet)
- Terrain Profile View
- Terrain Alert / Warning
- Airspace Map Display
- Current/Upcoming Airspace
- Runway Assistant
- Fuel Tank Switch Reminder
- Engine Anomaly Alert
- Runway Incursion Alert
- Descent Rate Alert
- Airspeed Decay Alert
- Altitude Alert
- Unusual Attitude Alert
- Analog Video Display (Taxi-Cam)
IFR Training / Backup
- RNAV (GPS) Approach Plates
- RNAV (GPS) Procedures
- Plate-On-Map Display
- Moving Map
- Nearest Airport Navigation
- Direct-To Navigation
- Flight Plan Navigation
- Airport Diagrams
- Database of US Airports, Navigation Aids, Waypoints
- NMEA output to popular autopilots
- ETA/ETE estimator
- Automated waypoint / destination briefing
- Remote control of:
- Trig TY91 / TY96
- Garmin GTR200 / 200B
- Garmin SL30, SL40 and compatible
- Nearest airport frequency
- Flight-plan airport frequencies
- Recent frequencies
- One-touch for active airport
Apple iPad tablets serve as the flight displays and run the FlightView application the can be configured to display PFD, MFD (map), and EMS (engine monitor) data in either a full or split-screen configurations.
iPad displays connect to the Flight Data Computer using Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
Falken’s unique FlightBar accessory allows for easier operation in turbulent conditions. Each FlightBar connects to its assigned iPad using Bluetooth.
The Flight Data Computer acts as the hub for the system routing data between all the components. It includes a dual-band ADS-B receiver, backup pressure altimeter, and the AHRS sensors for calculating attitude.
The included high precision WAAS GPS receiver connects to FlightView using a simple USB connections.
FlightView supports a growing list of peripherals such as Falken Air Data Computer (ADC), Engine Monitor (EMS), as well as third-party components.
Third-party peripherals supported by FlightView include: autopilots, COM radios, transponders, ELTs, and UAT ADS-B transmitters.
New devices are being added on a regular basis.
FlightView Installation and User Manual
FlightView Installation and User Manual
(PDF Download – ~40mb)
FlightDock / FlightBar Docs
FlightDock/FlightBar Installation Guide
FlightDock Mounting Diagram
Developer & Integrator Docs
Developers who are interested in integrating hardware or software with FlightView should check out the FlightView Integration Guide
Watch the Getting Started with FlightView tutorial.
Please also see our FlightView Training playlist on YouTube.