- Stormscope/Strike Finder
- WX-8 Stormscope Display / Processor
|Part Number:||P/N: 78-8041-7819-8 - Display / Processor|
|Condition:||Serviceable (Certified Used)|
|Included:||Display / Processor, 90 Day Warranty|
|Comments:||This was a good Stormscope, but we can no longer recommend it due to a lack of factory support.|
This listing is just the WX-8 Display / Processor (P/N: 78-8041-7819-8). The best fit for this item is a customer who needs to replace a malfunctioning WX-8 Display / Processor, and does not want to perform a new installation (such as the WX-500).
We may be able to locate an Antenna (P/N: 78-8041-7905-5) if needed. However the antenna cables needed for a complete systems are almost non-existant.
The WX-8 Stormscope was the most affordable Stormscope solution. This was 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° of airspace in front of your aircraft.
The colors are used to indicate range:
- Green - 60 to 100 nm
- Yellow - 30 to 60 nm
- Red - 5 to 30 nm
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).
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:
- Internal lighting for night / low-light operations
- Clear function to help determine storm intensity and movement
- Test function to verify proper operation