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Extra EA-500/IFD

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Integrated Flight Display System

The system assist a single pilot to manage an IFR-operated flight. The design is clearly oriented to provide quick access to the requested information and to handle the data as quickly as possible. The goal is to relieve the pilot and reduce the pilot's workload.

The Integrated Avionics System in the Extra500 consists of two IFD-s in the front and one Keypad in the center console.


IFD Keys

Each IFD has five page-select keys at the bottom. With these keys the active page can be selected. Once on the active page, the appropriate page-select key will navigate through the associated tabs. On the left- and right hand side, there are multi- function keys, so called "Line Select Key"(LSK). Each tab serves a function on the LSK. If it has a function, this is indicated with a light on the key (green at day, white at night). The intended function name of the LSK is displayed next to it on the display. On the left and right bottom corners, there are two rotary knobs. The intended function is displayed in the left/right corners of the tab indication.

  • 1. Dimming knob for the display brightness mouse left
  • 2. Baro knob to adjust the altimeter setting wheel up for +, wheel down for - and wheel press set 1013 (standard)
  • L1-6 and R1-6 "Line Select Key"(LSK) is a rocker switch and can have two functions left/right indicated in the display
  • LK and RK rotary knob usable with wheel up, wheel down and wheel press and + Shift increases the amount
  • Page Select Key is a rocker switch first mouse left select the page then mouse left navigate through the tabs left/right

PFD : Primary Flight Display

Primary Flight instruments, controls and indicators.

  • Autopilot Annunciations
  • Airspeed indicator
  • Attitude Indicator
  • Marker Beacon
  • Slip/Skid
  • Flight Director Command Bars
  • Altimeter
  • Vertical Speed Indicator
  • Wind Indicator
  • Ground Speed Indicator
  • Heading Indicator
  • Heading Bug Indicator
  • Active Com Frequency
  • L1 : Primary Nav select Nav1, Nav2, FMS
  • L3 : Bearing Pointer select Off, Nav1, Nav2, FMS
  • L5 : "Hook" into FMS. Fly Vectors
  • R2 : Timer
  • LK : Course

PFD - Nav Display

IFD PFD-Nav Display
  • R4 : Flightplan visible On/Off
  • R5 : CDI visible On/Off
  • RK : Range/View of the map

PFD - Bug Select

IFD PFD-Bug Select
  • R3 : Set Heading
  • R4 : Set Altitude
  • R5 : Set VS
  • RK : adjusts the selected bug, default Heading

FMS : Flight Management System

The Flight Plan tab enables you to view and edit a flight plan.

FMS - Flightplan

IFD FMS-FlightPlan

The Flight Plan tab enables you to view and edit a flight plan.

  • L1 : Traffic Mode Normal, Above, Unlimited, Below. Range 2NM 6NM
  • L2 : Tuning select Com or Nav
  • L3 : select Com1, Nav1
  • L4 : select Com2, Nav2
  • L5 : Transponder ident
  • R3 : Info Off, Metar, Nav Data
  • R4 : -D-> direct to waypoint
  • R5 : Delete Waypoint
  • LK : Tune/Tune/Swap (all but L5)
  • RK : Squak/Squak/Mode (only L5)



Is a split screen with the moving map and the flightplan. There are no LSK keys use the brezl or keypad to interact with the map and flightplan

  • LK : Range/Range/View
  • RK : Scroll coarse/Scroll fine/Select

Map : Moving Map

Map : Map+


Map : Map


SYS : System Pages

CHKL: Electronic Checklist



COM : Communication Frequencies

NAV : Navigation Frequencies

XPDR : Transponder