The R5 system is the first affordable combo system displaying simultaneously the three closest threat aircraft altitude and distance but also vertical trend and code. This is a significant improvement over previous generation products .In addition it features a cruise altitude alerter and an on-board A/C transponder tester. The R5 system power consumption is so low (1 watt typical) that it can operate from a small solar panel. The R5 has been ranked the best budget anti collision by the "Aviation Consumer" review and it is on their Year's 10 best list for 2004. (Glider and ultra light applications)
I have had this unit for about 7 years and have always been very satisfied with it's performance. The Proxalert has always kept me well warned of any impending traffic situations before ATC calls them out and has even warned me of traffic ATC did not call out.
Does this Proximity Alert 5 unit show traffic at 11 oclock or the compass heading from me?
Unit detects traffic whatever their azimuth is. It provides threat estimated distance, its altitude (mode A/C transponder)and threat squawk code.
How is the Proximity Alert 5 powered? Batteries? Does it come with a lighter accessory?
Proxalert R5 is powered from aircraft cigarette lighter plug. It comes with a lighter accessory covering both 12v and 24v systems.
Does the Proximity Alert R5 interface with third party hardware?
The Proximity Alert R5 does not interface with third party hardware.
Will this detect ADS-B? I believe in NZ we are moving from mode C.
No, this unit does not use ADS-B for detecting traffic.