Youll 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.
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.
The Apollo line is built on II Morrows 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, ETEs, ETAs and select E6B functions.
There are 34 nav info choices in all.
Runway Centerline Extensions
The Apollo Precedus computes and displays II Morrows
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 youve 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 Apollos 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. Its
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 aircrafts
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,
VORs, NDBs, enroute intersections, user-entered waypoints,
and the segmented boundaries of all special use airspaces. The units
track point history allows you to follow your progress with an easy
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 its an airport, you can scroll to the map display
and zoom in close for a look at runway numbers. Zoom out to see the
airports location with respect to nearby waypoints.
Each Precedus is equipped with a built in, PC-updateable,
database that includes:
- Public use airports, VORs, NDBs,
intersections, runway diagrams, runway numbers, and comprehensive
- Segmented special use airspace: U.S. Class B
and C; Restricted, Prohibited, Warning, Alert, Caution, Danger, Training
Areas: Intl CTAs, TMAs and Class D.
- User-selectable airspace filter with twenty closest
- 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 youve penetrated an airspace.
Emergency Search Reveals Nearest Airports and More
Emergency search reveals you thirty nearest airports,
VORs, NDBs or intersections with distance and bearing. Press
INFO for specific waypoint information. Press ENTER and GOTO the nav
aid of your choice.
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
Specifications subject to change without