Below are video testimonials of real EI customers and their honest opinions of EI’s CGR-30P. Even though the CGR-30P is a new engine instrument we’ve been lucky enough to receive a tremendous amount of testimonials on the product. Use the small arrows on the left or right side of the video to cycle between different testimonials.
Name: Don Gandy, Texas
I just wanted to let you know ho amy first cross country went with the new unit. My CHG and EGT were well within acceptable ranges. The surprising part was the amount of fuel I saved on the trip. Just being able to see the gph. As well as the hp% mixed with the CHT-EGT temp. And the leaning technique. I was able to save about 11 gallons of fuel on a 34 hour cross country. In Texas that’s almost 70 bucks right there. First trip out. Still learning and will still perfect it. But WOW.
Name: Carl Olsen
Model: Scandinavian Aero – KZ VII 1947
Why did I choose EI products over the competition:
My aircraft is a 1947 KZ VII, an old-timer lady manufactured in Denmark. Round old steam gauges dress her best. I wanted a full engine monitoring 6 cylinder EGT and CHT. I have limited panel space. JPI EDM 730 was very interesting, could provide a lot of extra engine information and fit in a 3 1/8″ hole. However, it is off-set and is not flush with the instrument panel face. It could not provide dual volt and the instrument looks bulky. Another option was insight G1 or G2, but that solution would require several other engine instruments, spread over the whole panel. For a while I did not want to buy and commit my self to any panel layout. So I wanted and hoped for a better solution to show up. Then Electronics International presented their CGR-30P which could solve my predicament. Now I will get a nice traditional 6-pack panel, and below EI’s CGR-30P. The CGR-30P will provide Engine RPM and Tach Time, oil temperature and pressure, fuel pressure and flow, amps, dual volt, OAT, Local time and flight timers. Al information is just ahead of the pilot. Nice. And no instruments to the right of the radio stack. The old lady will be beautiful in and out. I am extremely happy for choosing Electronics International and their new CGR-30 product.
Name: Tom Weiss
Simple operation, clean/neat unit. Priced below the JPI I was about to purchase. All questions have been answered.
Name: Gary Standhart
Model: Cessna 170 B
I liked the combination available and also being able to reduce weight by getting rid of the old instruments. So far I am happy with everything!
Name: Bradley Pattison
Model: C-172 M
Fits in a 3 1/4″ hole while providing a lot of features. Display was bright and readable. I also thought the EI support was good.
Name: James Smith
Model: Cessna 185
This was my first EI product. I liked the size and display for installation. I liked the CGR’s price compared to a competitors product.
Name: William Tucker
Well designed product. The configuration engineers were helpful during setup.
Name: Gary Isaacs
Model: CITRABIA 7GCBC
Why did I purchase the CGR-30P? The outstanding customer support was number one. Also, the CGR-30P’s color display, the multitude of features and the quality of your components sold me!
Name: Mike Gerdes
Everything has turned out very well.
The CGR-30P was a perfect fit for our Cherokee 140. In our configuration, having all of the engine instruments, fuel gauges and EGT/CHT instruments in one instrument saved a tremendous amount of panel space. The panel is cleaner, more efficient and with the CGR, provides more information in an easy to read and use format. We were able to panel mount a portable GPS and place other instruments/radios in convenient spaces that adds to our situation awareness when flying.
I really enjoy the digital aspects of the CGR as well. The digital tachometer is stable and easy to use, Fuel flow is very accurate and the fuel gauges are the best I’ve seen. Of course, the bar graph EGT/CHT’s with LOP and other learning/performance tools is outstanding.
I’d highly recommend the CGR-30P for anyone wanting to save panel space and enjoy the latest in technology for their aircraft.
Name: Thomas Stanley
Model: Cessna 172k Skyhawk
I have no negative feedback. The CGR is a very fine product. I like the size and the information it provides.
Name: Mike Hart
Model: Cessna 180
I just installed new cylinders and this instrument will allow me to keep a full and complete record of their temp/operating limits. I like the fact that the product was U.S. made, price point and the fuel flow calculations which were better data than crappy gauges.
Name: Brian Harman
Model: PA 28-236
The fact that your product was a certified replacement for many of my current instruments at a reasonable price point was very important. I found EI to be very easy to deal with during all phases of the process. The communication was superb!
Name: Chris Scott
Model: Mooney M20J
The CGR-30P is a good product, well packaged, nice price, great quality and EI has a nice reputation.
Name: Brandon T. Griffel
Model: PA – 18 – 180
It has allowed me the space I wanted and the combined features that can’t be found elsewhere. I don’t know why anyone would not go to this device while either building or restoring an aircraft or just plain dealing with old gauges. Not to mention the space saving’s if you are trying to fit larger avionics into small places. This gauge allowed me to make room for other priorities.
Name: Jon Vanbragt
Model: Mooney M20 J
I considered a JPI830 but your CGR-30P provides more information, costs less and is a certified replacement for my primary instruments. All in a clear display with a space friendly form factor.
Name: Ken Felix
Model: 8GCBC Scout
I selected the CGR-30P because it replaced 6 other instruments in my American Champion Scout. It is easier to read and has a nice compact size with a clean presentation.
I have used other EI products and have been happy with all of them.
Name: Dean Wheeler
Model: Mooney M20J
I appreciated the way your techs worked with me on the configuring of my CGR-30P. I also really liked the fact that so many engine parameters could be monitored on one instrument, and I could take out some outdated gauges from my instrument panel.
Name: Jonathan Kline
The installation guide/checklist are spot on and were very helpful. I like the products reliability and price point.
Name: Doug Howe
Model: Cessna Cardinal 177-B
I actually flew to Oshkosh to purchase a competing product. When I talked with them they didn’t seem to care one way or the other. Your people did care and I believed they would support the product. After I purchased the product I had a few questions during installation. Every question I had was answered promptly. Your staff is friendly and a joy to work with.
Name: Richard Fahrow
Model: Mooney M20J
Customer service was ALWAYS outstanding. Informative and polite. Production “rushed” my order to align with engine overhaul. EI’s been great to deal with! I was also very happy with the ease of the CGR’s installation.
Name: Stephen Hudson
Model: Pitts S2-A
I choose the CGR-30P because I was confident in the answers I received pre-sales. I was absolutely thrilled by the excellent service prior to purchase. This service showed how professional and knowledageble you r team are. You have won me over and I am now a strong advocate for EI.
Name: Gary Standhart
Model: Cessna 170B
I installed the CGR-30P in my Cessna 170B and am very happy with it. Thanks for the great instrument and customer support.
Name: Steve Pierce
Model: Super Cub
The CGR-30P works great in a panel without much real estate.