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Apollo


Description

You’ll be amazed at how its sleek, lightweight aluminum body is loaded with powerful new features like an unbelievable high-resolution display, a backlit keypad, rechargeable cell-phone battery and a detachable antenna.

At the heart of the Precedus is an 8-channel parallel GPS receiver that gives you continuous satellite tracking for around-the-world navigation. With simultaneous 8-channel tracking, the Precedus selects the optimum constellation for best positioning. You get faster signal acquisition, continuous positioning throughout typical aircraft maneuvers, and faster recovery from unusual aircraft attitudes.

Display Resolution

The Precedus display features 12,800 pixels providing remarkable clarity. Three levels of electro-luminescent backlighting accentuate the display for easy readability in any lighting condition.

Precedus Innovations

The Apollo line is built on II Morrow’s long history of innovation. We were the first company to introduce special use airspace, and the only company to offer the revolutionary automatic approach monitor. Now, with the introduction of the Precedus, II Morrow brings you a whole new series of hardware and software innovations that are not found in any other handheld GPS receivers.

User Adjustable Font Scaling

The Precedus lets you choose from three different font sizes for your nav aid identifiers, displaying them with amazing 12,800 pixel clarity. If turbulence or other conditions make viewing difficult, simply select the larger identifiers from the menu, and the map redraws with the resized characters.

User-Definable Nav Pages

Precedus’ user-definable nav displays highlight our commitment to "by pilots, for pilots" design. Activate up to four numeric nav pages and program the nav information shown on each page. Select from a library of data including distance, ground speed, range, bearing, track, ETE’s, ETA’s and select E6B functions. There are 34 nav info choices in all.

Runway Centerline Extensions

The Apollo Precedus computes and displays II Morrow’s exclusive runway centerline extension, a waypoint four miles off the end of the runway, for most airports around the world.

Continuous Flight Panning

Review your nearby waypoints by activating the Precedus panning feature. While you’ve locked the screen to look ahead or to the side, the Precedus automatically moves the airplane icon rather than the map.

Automatic Approach Monitor

Equipped with Apollo’s revolutionary Approach Monitor software, you may insert any GPS approach overlay into your flight plan and display it on your moving map. Select the runway, and the Precedus automatically inserts the Final Approach Course Fix, Final Approach Fix, and the Missed Approach Point.

On Screen "Help Windows"

Help windows, a feature unique to the Precedus, are strategically placed in areas where you might need a reminder about what to do next. Just another innovative touch that makes the Precedus so easy to use.

Auto-Declutter by Nav Aid Type

While most handheld GPS units let you select the nav aids shown on the moving map, only the Precedus automatically declutters your displayed nav aids by your moving map viewing range. If the map becomes too crowded with nav aids, set your airport view range to 20 miles, VOR range at 10 miles, and intersections at 5 miles. It’s your choice - all the options are in the palm of your hand.

Rechargeable Cellular Phone Battery

Based on input from our pilots, we designed the Precedus to use a rechargeable NiCd battery for fast changing and economical use. The standard NiCd battery gives the Precedus four hours of continuous use while the high capacity battery lasts five hours. The unique design charges the battery whenever your Precedus is plugged into external or aircraft power, even if the Precedus is being used.

Simplicity of Operation

The Apollo Precedus is built on the same easy to use interface as its companion, the Apollo 920+. Your aircraft’s position is identified by an airplane icon in the center of the viewing area. The map may be oriented for track up, desired track up, or north up.

Your position is displayed relative to nearby airports, VOR’s, NDB’s, enroute intersections, user-entered waypoints, and the segmented boundaries of all special use airspaces. The unit’s track point history allows you to follow your progress with an easy keypad command.

Zoom through sixteen distance ranges, from as near at .1 miles to as far as 250 miles - or select the Auto Zoom function that automatically scales your map to the distance from your waypoint.

Instantly view INFO on any waypoint displayed on the moving map. If it’s an airport, you can scroll to the map display and zoom in close for a look at runway numbers. Zoom out to see the airport’s location with respect to nearby waypoints.

Built-in Database

Each Precedus is equipped with a built in, PC-updateable, database that includes:

  • Public use airports, VOR’s, NDB’s, intersections, runway diagrams, runway numbers, and comprehensive waypoint information.
  • Segmented special use airspace: U.S. Class B and C; Restricted, Prohibited, Warning, Alert, Caution, Danger, Training Areas: Int’l CTA’s, TMA’s and Class D.
  • User-selectable airspace filter with twenty closest airspace search.
  • Tower, ground, ATIS, UNICOM, CTAF, etc.
  • Exclusive runway centerline extensions.

An Added Dimension on Airspace

The Apollo Precedus displays three dimensional airspace segmentation. Along with showing airspace boundaries and segments with exceptional clarity, the Precedus contains an alert function that informs you when you’ve penetrated an airspace.

Emergency Search Reveals Nearest Airports and More

Emergency search reveals you thirty nearest airports, VOR’s, NDB’s or intersections with distance and bearing. Press INFO for specific waypoint information. Press ENTER and GOTO the nav aid of your choice.

Standard Accessories

Your Apollo Precedus comes standard with an Americas or International database, rechargeable NiCd battery, leather carrying case, A/C wall charging adapter, aviation yoke mount (not shown), antenna extension cable, cigarette power cable, user manual, and quick reference guide.

Precedus Features

  • User adjustable character size on the Moving Map
  • Customizable Navigation pages
  • Extensive built in database including:
    • Public Use airports, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, runway diagrams,
    • waypoint information, and U.S./Canada GPS overlay approach waypoints
    • Segmented special use airspace (U.S. Class B, C, and D; MOAs; Restricted, Prohibited, Warning, Alert, Caution,
    • Danger, and Training area; International Class B and D, CTAs and TMAs.
    • Frequencies for approach, tower, ground, ATIS, UNICOM, CTAF, etc.
    • Automatic Approach Monitor; displays GPS overlay approach waypoints
  • Runway centerline extensions
  • Airport City Search
  • 1,000 User programmable waypoints
  • Countdown Timer
  • GOTO (Direct to Waypoint) function
  • Nearest Waypoint Search by Navaid type (airport, VOR, NDB, INT, User)
  • Selectable modes optimized for your use:
    • Aviation
    • Simulator
    • Land Mobile
    • Marine
    • Hiking
    • Survey
  • E6B Calculator functions for:
    • calculated and true airspeed
    • true air temp
    • density altitude
    • indicated altitude
    • barometric pressure
    • heading
    • head wind
    • wind direction
    • wind speed
  • Graphic display of GPS satellite location and signal quality
  • Parallel Track
  • Remote waypoint search
  • Differential GPS input
  • Automatic and manual magnetic variation
  • Internal/External antenna
  • Interfaces
    • NMEA 0183
    • RS 232 compatible with aviation moving maps and radar
    • PC (up/downloading database, user waypoints, and routes
    • RTCM SC 104 (differential GPS)
    • and more...

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 80 x 160 pixel (12,800) LCD with electroluminescent backlighting
  • Viewing area: 1.57 x 2.93 inches
  • Size: 2.2 inches w x 7.5 inches h x 1.5 inches deep
  • Weight: 17 ounces
  • Power: Internal, rechargeable 6.2 volt battery (standard P110 NEC type cell phone)
  • Battery Life: 4 hours typical
  • External: 10 32 VDC
  • Environmental:
  • Operating Temperature 10C to +60C
  • Storage Temperature 40C to +70C
  • Humidity 50C at 95%
  • Altitude 40,000 feet
  • GPS Performance:
  • GPS Receiver: 8 Channel parallel
  • Frequency: 1575.42 MHz L1 C/A code
  • Horizontal Accuracy: 15 meters RMS (100 meters 2 DRMS w/SA
  • DGPS Accuracy: 1-5 meters typical
  • Vertical Accuracy: 156 meters 2DRMS w/SA
  • Velocity: 600 knots
  • Time to first fix: 20 seconds
  • Reacquisition: 2.5 seconds
  • Position Update: 1 second


MSRP: $1149

Contact your authorized Apollo dealer for current list price.

Specifications subject to change without notice.



 

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