Sat, Apr 05, 2003
Single-Axis autopilot for experimentals interfaces to most GPS
By ANN Correspondent Juan Jimenez
Alturair and Trio Avionics have teamed up to
market a new autopilot for experimental and sport aircraft, the EZ
Pilot. This unit is a solid-state device designed to accurately
track a GPS flight plan or "go-to" course entered into a handheld
or panel mount GPS.
The unit can also enter a bearing entered manually in Course
mode, or select the Intercept mode to have the unit steer the
aircraft back to a selected flight path.
A feature which the manufacturer calls Pilot
Command Steering allows the pilot to press and hold a remote servo
disconnect switch, then manually fly the aircraft to a new course.
Releasing the button then engages the Course mode and the unit
tracks the new course.
A two-line display on the front of the unit allows the pilot to
see the waypoint designator, ground speed, distance to waypoint,
time to waypoint and a graphic turn coordinator.
The unit is currently being flight tested on a LongEZ, and uses
the Navaid Devices servo. Pricing has not been determined as of
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