The integrated air data computer provides continuous display of instantaneous winds aloft, taking the guesswork out of finding the right altitude or selecting the best wind correction angle when entering the pattern or flying an approach. Trend indicators provide six-second trend data for airspeed, altitude and heading, allowing precise control with reduced workload when changing or maintaining an airspeed or altitude.
The EX500 Multi-Function Display (MFD) features a 5.5-inch diagonal, high-resolution moving map display that can show flight plan information and satellite datalink graphical weather data. Options include interfaces to EGPWS/TAWS display, lightning and traffic systems and19 different airborne weather radar systems including Bendix King and Collins radars commonly installed on Cabin-class Cessna aircraft.
Representing the culmination of 30 years of autopilot experience and expertise, S-TEC’s new IntelliFlight™ 2100 Digital Flight Control System (DFCS) functions as an integral part of the Alliant Integrated Flight Deck.
For example, all of the IntelliFlight 2100’s modes are fully annunciated on the Envision™ PFD including the Indicated Air Speed (IAS) Hold capability. The pilot simply selects the desired Indicated Air Speed, presses the IAS button on the IntelliFlight control panel and the system will automatically hold that airspeed. IAS Hold has proven to be extremely useful helping pilots manage climbs and descents at specific airspeeds.
Another feature of IntelliFlight 2100 is Control Wheel Steering (CWS). When the yoke-mounted CWS switch is depressed, the autopilot servos are disengaged allowing the pilot to maneuver the aircraft as desired. When the CWS button is released, the servos are automatically reengaged and return to normal operation.
The IntelliFlight 2100 also offers all the other capabilities pilots expect in a top-tier autopilot including GPS Roll Steering (GPSS), Heading Hold, NAV and Approach Modes, Altitude Preselect, Altitude Hold with Auto-Trim, Vertical Speed (VE), Course Intercept Capability and Yaw Damper.
About S-TEC (www.s-tec.com)
Based in Mineral Wells, Texas, S-TEC Corporation, part of the Cobham Avionics and Surveillance Division, is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics system solutions for the business and general aviation market. Considered the industry leader in autopilot and digital flight control design and innovation, S-TEC has delivered over 35,000 systems around the world.
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 include Entegra integrated flight decks for new aircraft, Envision integrated flight decks for existing aircraft, datalink-capable EX5000 and EX500 multi-function displays and the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.