ASA’s CX-2 Pathfinder Flight Computer takes advantage of advances in display and microcomputer technologies for better performance and price. A menu of 34 functions gives users access to 40 aviation calculations, including weight and balance, with these features:
The CX-2 complies with Advisory Circular (AC) 60-11, Test Aids and Materials that May be Used by Airman Knowledge Testing Applicants. Users may bring the CX-2 with them to the testing centers for all pilot, mechanic, dispatcher, and FAA exams.
Aviators can calculate true airspeed, ground speed, mach number, altitudes, fuel, headings and courses, time/speed/distance, winds, headwind/crosswind components, gliding information, and weight and balance. Users can change variables and recompute without re-entering the whole problem.
The large, easy-to-read LCD screen displays prompts for fast and easy operation. Inputs and outputs are labeled and numbers are displayed with units. The menu organization reflects how a flight is normally planned and executed. This results in a natural flow from one function to the next with a minimum of keystrokes.
The CX-2 features a simple keyboard and slim design. The hard-plastic carrying case protects the computer inside the flight bag, and fits on the back of the unit for storage while the computer is in use.
The CX-2 has 16 unit conversions, including reciprocal conversions for nautical and statute miles, nautical miles and kilometers, feet and meters, pounds and kilograms, gallons and liters, time in H:M:S and decimal formats, Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures, and millibars and inches of mercury.
The CX-2 has two timers: a stopwatch that counts up, and a count down timer. The internal clock displays both local and UTC time and will keep time with the calculator turned off.
Functions can be used together in “chain” calculations, where the answer to a preceding problem is automatically entered into subsequent problems. Standard mathematical calculations and conversions can be performed within each aviation function. The CX-2 uses four AAA batteries (included), and features a 5-year warranty.