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Just Aircraft Introduces the Highlander SuperStol

Just Aircraft Company recently completed flight testing on the new Highlander SuperStol model, which can be built from a kit in the Experimental/Amateur-Built category or certified as an SLSA. The upgraded design features a new slatted wing and a virtually indestructible landing gear that can utilize 29-inch tundra tires.

With the new wing configuration, the Highlander will cruise at 110 mph, land at 32 mph and take off or land in 150 feet. The improved landing gear, which features long strut airshocks, can handle aggressive landings at off-airport sites. The wing slats, when combined with the large Fowler flaps, allow the aircraft to be flown at extremely high angles of attack, permitting it to “drop” into small or inclined clearings. All existing Highlanders can be retrofitted with the new folding SuperStol wing.

Just Aircraft Company has shipped over 300 kits to customers in the United States and foreign countries. Buildable as a taildragger or as a nosewheel aircraft, the Highlander can be fitted with regular wheels, tundra tires, skis or floats. There are a number of options for engines, although the factory has mounts and cowlings for the Rotax and Jabiru. The SuperStol has an empty weight of 720 pounds, giving it a useful load capability of 600 pounds.

For more information, call 864/718-0320, or visit www.JustAircraft.com.

Cockpit Apps Launches New Fuel Tankering App

Cockpit Apps, maker of the flight log app iLOG, announced the launch of iFUEL, an app that allows pilots to determine when to tanker fuel using an iPhone or iPad.

The app, available through iTunes, takes into account fuel prices at each destination, burn rate for the specific aircraft and ramp fees. It also takes into consideration the possibility of waiving a ramp fee if a certain amount of fuel is purchased. Other calculation factors include taxi fuel burn and reserve fuel requirements.

After the parameters are entered, pilots can definitively determine actual fuel costs and how much money can be saved by tankering. Operators can expect to save several thousand dollars a year by using the app, according to the company. The iFuel app costs $39.99.

For more information, call 773/570-0166, or visit www.cockpitapps.com.

New LED Position/Anti-Collision Light

Whelen Engineering has introduced the new ORION600 series of FAA/TSO-approved LED aviation lighting. Incorporating the latest LED technology, the ORION600 eliminates the need for external flasher boxes. It is flush-mountable for a wide variety of applications with minimal integration, and it is retrofittable to the Whelen legacy strobe products.

Other features of the ORION600 include:

• Fully FAA/TSO-C96a and TSO-C30c approved
• FAR SPEC certified
• Replaceable hard-coated polycarbonate lens to maintain maximum light output
• No RF emissions
• Exceeds FAA minimum intensity requirements for maximum visibility and increased safety

The MSRP is $1,050 for one ship set, which contains one left wingtip light and one right wingtip light.

For more information, call 860/526-9504, or visit www.whelen.com.


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