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The GFC 500 has been designed for existing light single-engine, fixed-wing piston aircraft was made available for Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 models. What next is looked upon is the certification for selected models such as Beechcraft Bonanza as well as Piper PA-28. It is being declared within 12mnths planning for next certification programs for additional of Beechcraft Bonanza/Debonair along with select models of Cessna 210, Mooney M20 and Piper PA-32. The retrofit autopilot solution GA aircraft which you have been waiting for includes the following features mentioned below:
- Cost effective, precise and smooth in-flight characteristics, built-in self-monitoring capabilities and lower cost of ownership when compared to older autopilot system
- As said before and above the single-engine , fixed-wing piston aircraft initially available for Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 model
- Leverages certificated G5 electronic flight instrument for primary altitude reference along with the input and display of altitude preselect, heading, vertical speed and airspeed target and flight director cues as well.
- Robust along with safety features such as underspeed and overspeed protection, dedicated return-to-level (LVL) button, Garmin ESP, Flight Detector coupled approaches and missed approaches when paired with compatible navigator, etc.
- Two-axis such as pitch and roll capabilities tailored to your aircraft, the optional pitch-trim servo adds automatic trim and manual electric trim as well.
The revolutionary GFC 500 autopilot brings unprecedented levels of capability and reliability to the lightly weighted single-engine, fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. To assist in preventing the incidents that will causes by loss control, the FAA and other regulators that will encourage the use of key technologies such as angle-of-attack indicators and autopilots. To help increase of situational awareness, reduce pilot workload along with enhancing the safety light should be the top most priority.
Elegant use of technology and Easy accessible:
Depending on the failure-prone mechanical gyros the GFC 500 system is digitally controlled using the solid-state attitude and air-data sensor reference. Incorporating with crisp, easy-to-read 3.5”G5 electronic flight instrument a mode controller and two smart servos, the autopilot architecture supports full pitch and roll axis control capabilities as well as optional pitch trim and manual electric trim with an additional servo as well.
Mode control at your fingertips:
Mode controller includes GFC 500 package and its compact size, mark-width design only require minimal space in avionics sack while providing easy access to all autopilot modes and functions. Select the advanced lateral, vertical modes such as pitch hold, altitude hold, vertical speed and indicated air speed hold as well as rock, track and selected heading. The intuitive control wheel which is integrated with GFC 500 allow for easy and precise quick pitch and vertical speed and air speed adjustments while having separate knobs that will quick twist control of heading and altitude.
Servo control without any issues:
To enjoy the maximum reliability and safety the GFC 500 servos incorporate brushless DC motor and gear train that eliminates the need of mechanical slip clutch and shear pins. The design results in enhanced system efficiency along with reducing maintaining requirements. Servos provide virtually with no control system friction with autopilot turned off hence decoupling motor drives so you can easily hand-fly or override system without fighting controls. Servos weigh only 1.4 lbs each, provides the smart logic to significantly improved sensor performance, response and self-monitoring capabilities along with overall system configuration and installation.
Control hand-fly with stability protection
Any pilot, when startled to attention by under-speed warning horn in a busy cockpit, will appreciate proactive stability augmentation of ESP technology. The air-craft is being hand-flown as the ESP features functions independently of the autopilot to nudge the control toward stable flight whenever pitch or roll deviation exceed the recommended limits or any under-speed or over-speed condition has occurred. In the event pilot incapacitation, after system detects that it has been activated for a specific period of time.
The Limitation to the autopilots:
When the autopilot being busy, the GFC 500 that provides an over-speed or under-speed protection. In situation where there is a high airspeed that is when the system will increase the aircraft pitch attitude, preventing further increase in airspeed and potential structural damage as well. Similarly, at the other end of the speed spectrum, the device provides under-speed protection.
In case you face any issues or feels like your system requires troubleshooting you can get in touch with us. We are and independent third party support services provider to GFC 500 Autopilots. Avail Support Garmin now at your doorstep and enjoy the smooth functioning of the system.