MGL Avionics N16 Navigation Receiver (VOR/LOC/GS)

Modular | VOR/LOC/GS Receiver | Several Controllers | Open ICD for 3rd Party Use

N16 Nav Receiver

Razor Nav VOR
Vega Nav

MGL N16 Nav

Razor 3 1/8” Touchscreen Control

Vega 2 1/4” Control

Meet the MGL Avionics N16 Nav Receiver (top)

N16 Nav

The N16 navigation receiver is identical in size to the V16 COM radio and can be used in a simple configuration as combined NAV/COM solution for both MGL EFIS systems using the MGL protocols or, if at least one Vega or Razor control head is used these heads can provide NAV/COM data output on RS-232 that is compatible with most EFIS systems on the market.

For stand-alone operation you require at least one Razor control head or two Vega heads. Using these heads a fully compliant solution is presented that provides both VOR CDI using a rotary control for OBS bearing entry as well as the familiar two bar ILS localizer and glideslope indication.

The VOR provides a display for bearing to station and radial from station at the same time for up to two simultaneously-received VOR stations.

Note: The N16 does not provide the traditional +/-150mV signals to drive “steam gauges” - it is intended as stand-alone solution or to be integrated into an EFIS system.

Very latest in high high performance signal processing provides a new generation of navigation receiver based on RF direct conversion technology.


Modular Design: The N16 is a split design remote-mount Nav Receiver that is controlled via a separate controller/EFIS.

Operating Modes:

  • Single VOR with station ID Morse decoder
  • Single VOR and simultaneous ILS (Localizer and Glide slope)
  • Dual VOR
  • Single ILS (Localizer and Glide slope) with ID Morse station decoder

Pick Your Controls: The N16 Nav Radio can be controlled by a 1 Razor or 2 Vega Control Heads (or multiples for dual cockpits). This means you can have dual left seat and right seat radio displays and controls, or front and back (for tandem seat aircraft). It can also be controlled directly by an MGL Avionics iEFIS (Gen 3 and above), with or without Razor/Vega Controls.

Low Cost: Designed with modern components and ingenuity for the lowest cost.

SL30 Compatible: When the N16 is paired with a Razor/Vega control, the control can be connected to any EFIS or display that communicates with SL30 protocols, to display CDI/LOC/GS on the external display.

Designed for OEM Use: A full Interface Control Document (ICD) is published to allow for third party use of the N16 Nav radio.

More Features:

  • Can be used stand-alone with an MGL Odyssey/Voyager G2 or any iEFIS (G2 and G3)
  • Can be used in combination with a V16 to form a single NAV/COM - in combination with Razor or Vega controls heads can provide a compatible NAV or NAV/COM solution for third party EFIS systems.

Frequency Range:

108.000 MHz to 117.950 MHz, (VOR, localizer)

Input Voltage:

12/14V and 24/28V (10-28 Volts)

Current Draw at 13.8V Supply:



10.6 oz (300 grams)

Note: This nav radio is non-TSO’d and is for use in Experimental and light-sport aircraft and aircraft not having a Type Certificate prohibiting the use of non-TSO’d radios and equipment.

Manuals and Purchase below.

Razor 3 1/8” Touchscreen VHF Controller (top)

Razor Nav VOR

The Razor VHF Touchscreen controller connects to the N16 Nav for full touchscreen control. Connect any number of Razors (and Vegas) to your N16 Nav radio.

Panel Cutout Size:

3 1/8” Round


Color 3.2” TFT Portrait Touchscreen Display


Touchscreen and One Knob

Internal Communication:

CAN Bus (to communicate with V16 and other Controllers)

Serial Port:

For SL30/SL40 Communication (third party devices)

Ambient Light Sensor:


Manuals and Purchase below.

Vega 2 1/4” VHF Controller (top)

Vega Nav Vega Nav 2

Two (2) Vega VHF controllers connect to the N16 Nav for full control.

Panel Cutout Size:

2 1/4” Round


Color 1.8” TFT Display


Two Knobs

Internal Communication:

CAN Bus (to communicate with V16 and other Controllers)

Serial Port:

For SL30/SL40 Communication (third party devices)

Ambient Light Sensor:



N16 Com Manual
Razor VHF Control Head Manual
Vega VHF Control Head Manual
N16 and Razor/Vega Harness Schematic
N16 Interface Control Document

  • N16 Price: $735
  • N16 and Razor: $1,130
  • N16 and 2 Vegas: $1,225

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