5. “Flight Envelope Protection & Alerting” virtually eliminates autopilot-induced stalls (underspeed) and overspeeds. With Flight Envelope Protection, the autopilot avoids exceeding the flight envelope while providing visual and aural warnings to the pilot even when the autopilot is not engaged in any mode.
The DFC90 also provides a dedicated Vertical Speed knob, pitch hold mode, wide autopilot engagement/intercept angles, a dedicated GPSS button, automatic Back Course Approach selection, multiple-color annunciations to indicate armed and active states, intercept mode annunciations, and Avidyne’s hallmark ease of use.
Pricing & Availability
The retail price of the DFC90 Digital Flight Computer for Cirrus SR20/SR22, Cessna 182, and Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft is $9,995*.
The retail price of the DFC90 Digital Flight Computer for Piper PA-46 Matrix/Mirage and Beechcraft Baron series aircaft is $14,995*.
*PFD software/hardware upgrades are priced separately. Contact Avidyne and Aspen for additional details.
Aircraft must have an Avidyne Entegra Primary Flight Display (PFD) or an Aspen EFD1000 PFD.
Certification of the DFC90 for the Cirrus, Cessna 182, and Beech Bonanza series is expected in early 2012. Contact Avidyne for specific make/models included in initial certifications.
Certification of the DFC90 for the Beech Baron series is expected in early 2012. Contact Avidyne for specific make/models included in initial certifications.
Avidyne has announced a DFC90 Deposit Program for owners of eligible Entegra– and Aspen-equipped aircraft who want to reserve a slot for their DFC90 at significant savings. Contact Reid Antonacchio at (239) 249-0414 for details.
About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company’s expanding line of products also includes the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck line for new and existing aircraft, DFC90 and DFC100 digital flight control systems, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Westerville, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.
The DFC90 was designed as a plug-and-play replacement for existing STEC55X autopilot systems.
DFC90 provides attitude-based digital precision and IAS Hold capability, along with the safety-enhancements of ‘Straight & Level’ and Flight Envelope Protection.