Joined: 08 Nov 2005
Location: Livermore CA USA
|Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:37 pm Post subject: Speaking of Vertical Power VP-200 and VP-X...
At 12:48 PM 12/31/2011 Saturday, Ralph Finch wrote:
|Matt, what do you think about the VP-X? It's a lot cheaper but doesn't have the flight modes or extra display and thus requires all the switches still (just no circuit breakers).
The Vertical Power VP-X is definitely a step in the right direction for your typical Experimental aircraft electrical system. It also allows you to use standard small signal switches for even the largest of current circuits which saves space, weight, and money. If the VP-200 didn't exist, there is no question that I would use the VP-X for my Experimental nerve center.
That being said, the VP-200 adds *so* much more functionality over the VP-X, I would always recommend it first. The VP-200 truly infuses 21st century technology with our Experimental aircraft. Given the quality and functionality it brings to the table, it is exceptionally well priced. If I were on a tight budget, I would forgo a second GPS, Comm, or EFIS display before I would sacrifice the functionality provided by the VP-200.
The VP-200 rates a 5 out of 5 in my opinion.
( BTW, I don't get a kick back from Vertical Power; I'm just a very happy, satisfied and *repeat* customer. )
Matt "Red Dawg" Dralle
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