Pacific Aerosystem Announces Disabled Pilot Option On Sky Arrow LSA | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.08.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.08.17

Mon, Jun 05, 2006

Pacific Aerosystem Announces Disabled Pilot Option On Sky Arrow LSA

Sidestick Controls Rudder Inputs; Can Be Removed For Conventional Ops

One reason the 40s-vintage Ercoupe remains a popular aircraft today -- especially in the sport-pilot category -- is its lack of rudder pedals. In addition to making flying simpler for all pilots, the rudderless set-up allows disabled pilots, who don't have use of their legs and feet, to operate the aircraft.

Pacific Aerosystem Inc. is keeping the needs of disabled pilots in mind. On Monday, company representatives told ANN the company will now offer its Disabled Pilot Option on its Sky Arrow 600 light sport aircraft.

The SLSA-certified Sky Arrow, manufactured by Iniziative Industriali Italiane (3I) in Italy, follows the FAA Part 23-certified Sky Arrow 650 TCNS in offering an option for pilots who cannot operate rudder pedals with their feet.

Unlike an Ercoupe -- in which rudder inputs are connected to the control wheel, intended to prevent pilots from cross-controlling the airplane -- the Sky Arrow setup still gives disabled pilots full rudder authority. The system uses a left-side control stick to apply yaw input, and also incorporates a throttle control -- thus giving pilots with only the use of their hands full control of the plane.

The standard right side-stick controls pitch and bank, and also has buttons for electric rudder and elevator trim as well as radio push to talk. The brake levers are also controlled by the right hand, just as on the conventional Sky Arrow.

The first US Sky Arrow 600 with the Disabled Pilot option received its airworthiness certificate on May 23, 2006, and the company will use the plane to demonstrate those features for prospective buyers.

The left sidestick can be quickly removed for easy entry. When it is removed from the plane, the conventional rudder pedals are fully operational.

FMI: www.skyarrowusa.com

Advertisement

More News

President Trump Signs Space Policy Directive 1

Instructs NASA To Refocus On Manned Space Exploration President Donald Trump is sending astronauts back to the Moon. The president Monday signed at the White House Space Policy Dir>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.07.17: AMA Supports GoFly, ALPA v UAS, EU Drone Regs

Also: Drones Hunt Pythons, MI State Regs, Thanksgiving Drone Flying, Drone Collision Report A little outside our normal coverage responsibilities, nonetheless, we’re intrigue>[...]

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first >[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chas>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chas>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC