HeliTrak Introduces A Critical Safety Device | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-06.20.22

Airborne-UnCrewed-06.21.22

Airborne-Unlimited-06.22.22

Airborne-Flt Training-06.23.22

Airborne Unlimited-06.24.22

Thu, Apr 09, 2015

HeliTrak Introduces A Critical Safety Device

Collective Pull Down (CPD) Creates 'Automatic Autorotation'

First year exhibitor HeliTrak has brought a product to AEA that is attracting a lot of attention. The product is designed to save lives in the event of a power failure in a helicopter. It is aptly named “Collective Pull Down” and that is what it does when the power to the rotor fails; it immediately pulls the collective down in half a second, eliminating the pilot’s reaction time. It essentially is an “automatic autorotation”. In high power situations, the pilot can have less than one second to respond and get the collective down. The CPD reacts instantly giving the pilot more time to handle the emergency. It has been designed for the Robinson R22, but applicable to any helicopter.

The reaction to this new product has been extremely positive says Suzanne Steiner VP of Marketing, Sales & Business Operations for this Gig Harbor Washington Company. She says the booth has been packed with non-stop demos provided by Dr. John Mercer, President of HeliTrak Inc. We seem to have timed our introduction well, says Steiner, noting the autorotation seminar held at HAI specifically addressing the Low Rotor RPM accident record and the importance of the pilot’s reaction time to this situation. Dr. Mercer adds “our purpose and hope in designing this system is to save lives."

Many people have remarked on the clever but straightforward design of this system that can be applied to multiple rotorcraft models. It is very light weight (approximately 3 lbs), and installs on an R22 in about three hours.  Installation is via an STC. Availability is later this year for the R22. 

FMI: www.helitrak.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Flight Training 06.23.22: Space Training, Piedmont-ALPA, OSH22 PPC

Also: Second Denali, Pilot Frustrations, BMFA Centennial, Opposition to Republic Bid Sierra Space is creating an astronaut training program comprising a commercial human spacefligh>[...]

Airborne 06.22.22: Fire Boss!, BGen McGee Laid To Rest, Buttigieg Threats

Also: Hartzell M20M/TLS/Bravo Prop, Stratolaunch 7th, Radar-Altimeter Concerns, Sierra Space At this year’s Aerial Fire Fighting conference in Nimes, France, Fire Boss LLC si>[...]

Airborne 06.20.22: SMARTWING King Air 350, 'Rise Above' Returns!, 2nd Denali!

Also: ALPA/Delta Letter, Hydrogen-Powered Airship, NJ Airport Improvements, Bahamas Nixes COVID Tests Inflight testing of a Beechcraft King Air 350 fitted with Tamarack Aerospace G>[...]

Airborne 06.17.22: Airbus A321XLR 1st Flt, Record Hiring, Celera Update

Also: Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight, Moon Issues, Norway To Return NH90s, CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi Airbus’s newest and largest narrow-body airliner, the A321XLR, has made its >[...]

Airborne 06.24.22: Helicopter SAF, Evergreen 747 4 $ale, Federal Air Marshals

Also: Lunar Fission Reactor, Hawker Hunter Incident, HAV Airlander Airships, Honda and FlightSafety An Airbus H225 has performed the word’s first helicopter flight powered by>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2022 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC