Note: To mount the CX-3 flight computer, use the MGF Sport Stratus mount combined with any MGF Sport yoke, suction, glare shield mount. (See Accessories)
The CX-3 Flight Computer provides a fast, accurate flight computing solution and takes confusion out of the equation for ground school study, preflight planning, and enroute navigation. Fast, versatile and easy to use, the CX-3 delivers accurate results quickly and efficiently through an intuitive menu structure designed to follow typical flight planning sequences with a minimum of keystrokes. It can be used on all FAA and Canadian pilot, mechanic, and dispatcher knowledge exams.
A multitude of aviation functions can be performed on the CX-3 flight computer including those related to time, speed, distance, heading, wind, fuel, altitude, cloud base, standard atmosphere, glide, climb & descent, weight & balance, as well as a holding pattern function to help determine entry method and holding details. A calculator, clock, timer and stopwatch are also built in along with multiple settings for lighting, backlighting, themes, scrolling speed, time zones and more.
The sleek design, and ergonomic fit and finish of the CX-3 make for easy transport. The removable cover provides protection for the computer when it's not in use and serves as a base for the unit when attached to the back. A no-slip-strip prevents the CX-3 from sliding around on smooth desk surfaces. A Theme feature provides a convenient way to switch from Standard view to Night or Daylight views. The backlighting feature controls the brightness or intensity of the screen, and the buttons on the keypad will light up in Dusk and Night modes for use in darker environments. A Favorite feature provides quick access to your most frequently used function, and aircraft profile memory to save weight and balance information for your specific aircraft.
I was studying for my instrument written exam and my mechanical slide-rule type E6B fell apart in my hand, so I decided to try an electronic one. I would have rated this computer 5 stars, but the first two I was sent did not work. The first one turned on but the screen malfunctioned as soon as I tried to use it. The second one turned on but locked up and would not function. In fairness, the second one came with half of the box so wet that it was held together only by the copious amount tape that was used. That said, the computer itself, including the box it was in, were dry and showed no signs of moisture, thanks to a large amount of bubble wrap and tape. This flight computer is simple to use. It took me a few minutes to figure out where to go to get the calculations that I needed, but the operation is still pretty intuitive. Aircraft Spruce was very good to deal with, but being without a computer for two weeks made it very difficult to study. Iâ€™m still a bit concerned that this computer may not hold up. I guess time will tell. I have apps on my phone for backup.
Exactly as described
I own a CX-2 and used one of these CX-3s on my ground items for the flight exam - SO intuitive! I bought one for myself so now Im prepped for my written! Def prefer this model!
Very easy to use. If you get the ASA Android or iPhone app for the FAA Knowledge test and practice with that it will tell you how to solve the questions on the CX-3 which is nice. The buttons are large and the display clear and easy to read so this thing is actually usable in the cockpit! The competitors device is hard to read and impossible to use in flight in turbulence. The competitors device also has little icons it displays on its monochrome screen to signal which function you are performing. This has color and a backlit screen and there is no mistaking what you are doing with it. It is a must have for the FAA Knowledge test!
Excellent product. I bought this to replace a Sportys electronic E6 B. This costs about $20 more but is worth every penny. It is much faster than the old circular unit. I highly recommend this product. The shipping was also very fast.
Simple to use. Intuitive menu. Does every aviation calculation I can think of. Reasonable price. What else can you ask for?
Excelent kit. Pitty not allowed for our CAA exams. Well thought out and easy to use.
Brilliant intuitive pilot tool comes with protective case and a quick start cheat card. Has a large backlit readable screen white letters and numbers on black background easy to see. Surprisingly unit conversions also include Mb for baro setting speed in kts weight in Kg to suit Australian aviation units used. I got the best price at Aircraft Spruce even after import taxes and freight cost. Its imperative to download CX3 Flight Computer instructions to be able to become conversant and to use its full potential.
As a CFI I purchased this for my students to use on written tests. It takes a little bit to figure out how to use it. Not as easy to use as the Apps.it took about 30 minutes to start figuring it out. For the money spent It should be easier to use like the other calculators Iâ€™ve used.
This device is intuitive to the point I did not need to read the instructions. It is very easy to use.