If you fly an Avidyne-equipped Cirrus SR20 or SR22 you almost certainly rely on the MFD to display detailed engine data. The MFD does that job quite well, but the hardware and software was designed over 15 years ago and hasn't changed in that time. The hardware is becoming more expensive to maintain and there is no prospect of any software upgrade in the future.
The BlueMAX adapter enables you to access the same engine data as the MFD uses but stream it wirelessly via Bluetooth to a portable device such as a phone or tablet allowing easier and more versatile ways to view the data. An optional connection can be made to GPS data allowing this to also be streamed to your portable device.
Easy data analysis
BlueMAX logs data in real time to your portable device, eliminating the need to download engine data from your MFD with a USB stick. You can view the data directly on your iPad or immediately upload it to analysis tools like Cirrusreports and Savvyanalysis.
Flag faulty probes
BlueMAX monitors the data quality from CHT and EGT probes, and will flag those that appear to have bad connections, helping you make informed decisions about whether a high temperature is real or an indication error.
Per-second data logging
Data is logged once per second instead of once every 6 seconds on the Avidyne MFD. This captures short changes in engine parameters and makes post-flight analysis of GAMI sweeps and magneto checks much more useful.
MFD Backup or replacement
With BlueMAX installed a failure of your MFD becomes a minor issue, and if you’re faced with a multi-thousand dollar fee to repair the MFD you may choose to replace it with an iPad and BlueMAX.
In-flight data analysis
Not only is data analysis on the ground easy, but BlueMAX lets you graph the data for your current flight while still in the air! Something changed? See exactly what happened and when.
Customised limits and alerts
BlueMAX allows you to set your own limits on engine parameters. Think 420F is too high for redline CHT? Choose your own. Set caution limits where you want them and be alerted when they are exceeded.
Left/Right tank tracking
BlueMAX enables you to track the contents of each fuel tank in flight. It will prompt you to switch tanks when the imbalance between sides requires it.
Moving map and route
If connected to a GPS source, BlueMAX provides a moving map and route information, with fuel at destination and other information.
BlueMAX is a simple 1 hour installation in most Avidyne and ARNAV Cirrus aircraft. It’s also compatible with many JPI engine monitors.