Aussie Outback SLSA to Debut in USA
There’s now another Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) distributor and training provider in the West. Airgyro Aviation, located in Spanish Fork, Utah, is the exclusive sales outlet for Higher Class Aviations Sport Hornet and the new Outback SP 2000 from Australias Light Wing. Airgyro also distributes the Sportcopter 2 gyroplane, certified last year.
The new Outback SP 2000 was slated to make its first appearance at AirVenture alongside the other designs. Says Airgyro President Nate Oldham, Our primary focus at Airgyro Aviation is to bring the fun and affordability of sport aviation to a generation who may have thought recreational flying was simply out of reach. Our aircraft are chosen for their ease of flying and their safety features. Our flight training is personalized to meet the customers schedule or accelerated to help folks become certified [Sport] pilots in as little as 15 days.
Described as an LSA trainer and starter plane, the two-place Outback is one of the safest planes to train in, Airgyro says, using modern composites, like many other new aircraft, to create the aerodynamic shape. But under the composite is a steel airframe complete with a roll cage. The Outback also features a lightweight rotary engine, which offers less vibration and easier maintenance, the company says.
For more information, call 801/794-3434, or visit www.airgyro.com
Floating Battery Eliminator
The QC Avionix two AA cell floating battery eliminator was designed for contemporary noise-canceling headsets such as the LightSPEED Zulu and other devices where isolation from vehicle ground is required or where excessive ground noise may be an issue. It is powered directly from a 12- to 14-volt or 24- to 28-volt accessory jack. It is the only battery eliminator that will work with the Zulu headset, the company says.
The two AA cell eliminator comes with an active/powered cell and one dummy cell that plugs directly into the battery slots. The power cable is routed out of the battery receptacle to the regulator box. A supplied emery board can be used to file a small groove in the battery cover to accommodate the power cable. Plug the battery eliminator into your cigarette/accessory jack, and you’re ready to go. The BE2AA FL measures 2×3.9×1 inches, and output is 3 volts.
The price is $69.95. For more information, call 978/897-3891, or visit http://www.qcavionix.com/
Pro Pilot Autopilot
Trio Avionics is set to introduce its new Pro Pilot autopilot. The Pro Pilot, which is compatible with Trios Gold Standard intelligent servos, makes all of the company’s current systems available in a single, panel-mounted instrument that offers precise horizontal navigation capability, vertical navigation functions including altitude hold, and altitude pre-select. Climb/descent on airspeed can also be set by the pilot. The company says upgrades soon to come are GPSS, GPSV and fuel management. Backlit buttons and illuminated faceplate nomenclature are part of the units design.
Standard features include automatic servo disconnect on takeoff, track offset, G force limiting and Trios automatic 180 turn feature for VFR pilots who fly into IMC. Planned is a backup battery that will allow the autopilot system and an independent GPS to operate for an hour if the aircrafts power is interrupted. The price is $3995, and deliveries are expected to begin in the fall.
For more information, call 619/448-4629, or visit Trio Avionics at http://www.trioavionics.com/