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, a 3 year warranty.
+ 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
Dimension: FS-450 – 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.3″ deep incl connector.