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3M WX-8 Stormscope
|Model||3M WX-8 Stormscope|
|Part Number||P/N: 78-8041-7819-8 - Display / Processor|
P/N: 78-8041-7950-5 - Antenna
|Voltage||14 or 28 volts|
|Included||Display / Processor, Antenna, Connectors, 90 Day Warranty|
|Comments||This is a good Stormscope, but we can no longer recommend it due to a lack of factory support.|
The WX-8 Stormscope is the most affordable Stormscope solution. This is a two-piece system consisting of a display/processor and an antenna.
The WX-8 display is different from other Stormscopes that you have seen. Instead of a round green CRT tube, the WX-8 uses a three color LCD to show thunderstorm activity in the 135 degrees of airspace in front of your aircraft.
The colors are used to indicate range:
Each segment is 15 degrees wide. When activity is detected, these segments will show a steady color, flash slowly, or flash quickly (in increasing activity level).
- Green - 60 to 100 nm
- Yellow - 30 to 60 nm
- Red - 5 to 30 nm
The WX-8's display is less precise than other Stormscope displays. It is designed to help a pilot detect dangerous activity and stay well clear. You won't necesarily be able to make out a specific cell, but you will be able to give the thunderstorms the distance they demand.
The WX-8 Stormscope also features:
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- Internal lighting for night / low-light operations
- Clear function to help determine storm intensity and movement
- Test function to verify proper operation
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