5-Mar-2018 Source: Trakka Systems
The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) and Trakka Control Pane; (TCP). The pilot or co-pilot can control the A800 via the CIU or TCP interfaced with the existing four-way switches on the helicopter’s collective control or via a pistol grip that can be operated by a crewman. The certification also includes a Red and Amber filter with an option for an IR filter for government agency operations and interfaces for slaving the Trakka A800 system to a variety of EO camera systems.
Work was carried out in conjunction with Tampa Police Department and FAA DER Jeff Fox Engineering. The installation utilizes the Meeker B206/407 aft mount allowing for easy new or retrofit equipment installations.