5-Jan-2012 Source: Sandel
Sandel Avionics has announced it has received FAA TSO certification for a roll steering software upgrade in its popular 3-ATI SN3500 and 4-ATI SN4500 Primary Navigation Displays. The pilot-selectable feature works with an aircraftâ€™s autopilot or flight director and compatible GPS or FMS unit to automatically make smooth, hands-off turns while flying a sequence of GPS waypoints. The new roll steering function, which requires field loading software but no wiring or modification to existing SN3500/SN4500 installations, also flies holding patterns, GPS approach entries and other maneuvers not supported by standard autopilot tracking modes.
â€œBy automatically managing holding patterns, T entries, procedure turns and more, our new roll steering function reduces workload and improves performance, all with no mechanical installation or rewiring costs,â€ said Jerry Henry, Sandelâ€™s director of sales. â€œIt makes our SN3500 and SN4500 even more capable.â€
Sandelâ€™s SN3500 and SN4500 Primary Nav Displays are upgradeable electronic HSI systems that are compatible with virtually all digital and analog aircraft. Both systems offer a unique combination of navigation and safety presentations, including compass heading, moving map, GPS flight plan, RMI and traffic. Built-in features include an internal Nav converter, internal autopilot switching, internal Jeppesen NavDataâ„¢ database, and bright, LED sunlight-readable displays that provide full 180-degree viewability, with available options that include satellite weather, TACAN display and on-demand Class B NVIS compatibility. Easy to install and maintain, the highly reliable SN3500 and SN4500 have an MTBF of 10,000 hours.
Sandel Avionics, located in Vista, California, is a privately held company that provides embedded software for OEM applications, and compact integrated display systems for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in the commercial and military aftermarkets. Its products include 3-ATI and 4-ATI retrofit primary displays, Class-A fixed-wing TAWS and HeliTAWS, the helicopter industryâ€™s first complete, all-altitude wire and terrain safety solution. Learn more at www.sandel.com.