Hot Products September 2013

By Staff Writer | September 1, 2013
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HeliSAS™ Autopilot for Bell 206 and Bell 407 Available Through Aeronautical Accessories

Aeronautical Accessories’ new 2013 Product Catalog features the Cobham HeliSAS™ autopilot for Bell 206 and Bell 407 models. The two-axis attitude hold/attitude command flight control system significantly reduces pilot workload and allows pilots to perform many cockpit functions hands-free. HeliSAS’ Stability Augmentation System (SAS) enhances flight stability by providing precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of wind conditions or aircraft center of gravity.

The system has been approved for use in China by the Civilian Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Brazil by the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), and in Europe by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Validations are in work for Canada and Russia with approvals expected 3rd quarter 2013.


With more than 100 systems installed in the United States, Australia, and South America, the HeliSAS Autopilot has been well received. Aeronautical Accessories highlights the HeliSAS Autopilot as a key product offering to enhance safety and mission capabilities. The system is available in stock and ready for shipment.

For more information on the HeliSAS Autopilot Kit, please visit Aeronautical Accessories online at or call 1-800-251-7094 to speak with an Aeronautical Accessories representative.

GDC64 Tablet Aircraft Interface Unit Available from DAC International

Many developers are writing apps that can use aircraft position, weather info, and/or discretes from the aircraft. Applications for weight and balance information, OOOI reports, data recording and reporting, and many other apps that can be developed and tailored for the user.

DAC International’s GDC64 Tablet Aircraft Interface Unit (TAIU) GDC64 is specifically designed as an aircraft interface device to feed aircraft data to an iPad® without additional costly Wi-Fi devices. This unique interface product routes data from aircraft sensors and systems to the iPad enabling a wide range of incremental functionality for the flight crew. You simply plug your iPad into connector conveniently located in the cockpit to get data and power to keep the iPad fully charged during flight.

With this product in the cockpit, operators will be able to fully leverage the benefits of using today’s apps as well as future ones being developed to reduce cockpit workload and increase crew information and situational awareness. To find out more call DAC International at 1-512-331-5323 or visit

HEATCON Composite Systems Provides Positive Pressure Repairs

The RepairClave is a pressure vessel, but instead of heating the total volume in order to achieve the cure temperature, localized heat is applied by the same silicone rubber heater blanket that is used in the Hot Bonder repair. Two independent 30amp zones are provided so that more than one repair can be carried out at the same time, or the power supply to the two zones can be combined to carry out a much larger repair.

The biggest advantage of using heater blankets to provide localized heat is that the total volume inside the pressure vessel does not need to be heated to the cure temperature and therefore the operational costs, as compared to that of a gas, electric, oil or steam operated Autoclave are minimal. Another cost saving is that compressed air can be used as the pressure media, as the use of heater blankets allow the internal air temperature to be kept well below that of the cure. Both helicopter operators and a major manufacturer have been quick to see the advantages of such a system for both replacing the nickel leading edge guard which helps protect the blade from impact damage and for repairing the actual blade structure, where more pressure than can be achieved by vacuum alone, is called for in the repair manual and the traditional method of using pressure ‘bladders’ is far from being perfect. For more information, call 1-206-575-1333 or visit HEATCON’s website at

FEC Portable LED Helipad Lights

The FEC Portable LED Helipad Lights are an advanced battery powered, re-chargeable, microprocessor controlled light designed for rapid deployment in temporary and emergency situations to provide safe and effective marking.

The lights have a number of operating modes: steady visible or infrared (IR), steady visible and infrared and a number of flash patterns in the above combinations. Compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVG) and an option for stealth operations with infrared emission only. Each light is populated with Green, White & Blue visible LED’s plus Infrared LED’s – program as required.

Manufactured in robust ABS and acrylic enclosures with stainless steel fittings for durability and long life the lights are sealed to IP65 rating. Supplied as a set of up to 10 in a robust aluminum ‘flight’ case which incorporates a power supply to simultaneously charge all fitted lights. The power source may either be 110/230V AC or 12-24VDC with cables supplied and connected for both and stored in the case. FEC’s Portable LED Helipad Lights are on display at Helitech International Exhibition Stand E6. In the meantime, to learn more e-mail or visit

Aero Dynamix Achieves QPL Certification

The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has approved Aero Dynamix, Inc. for addition to the qualified products list (QPL) for MIL-DTL-7788 integrally illuminated panels. Aero Dynamix’s proprietary, in-house panel design and production capabilities include: state-of-the-art illumination design and testing technologies essential for effective light balancing of each illuminated panel produced; laser-etching capabilities for each illuminated panel to guarantee superior text clarity and legibility in all lighting conditions; and a robotic paint facility to ensure consistency of paint application. Aero Dynamix’s business philosophy stresses timely, professional response to customer requests using a system of defined processes that ensure a finished panel meets or exceeds customer requirements. Aero Dynamix is the industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) solutions for commercial and military aircraft. Aero Dynamix has a wide array of optional equipment with the best solutions and exceptional customer support for all your Night Vision requirements. Let Aero Dynamix be your one-stop-shop for night vision and integrally illuminated panel solutions. Contact Aero Dynamix today at for more information or to request a quote, or visit

Meggitt Sensing Systems Offers Endevco Model 7298 Triaxial

Meggitt group division Meggitt Sensing Systems has introduced the Endevco model 7298 triaxial, a variable capacitance accelerometer designed for highly accurate measurement of low-frequency events. Model 7298 is available in six models, ranging from 2 to 100 g, and it incorporates a patented sensing element with gas damping and internal over-range stops, which enable the transducer to withstand high shock and acceleration loads. It also features a stainless steel, hermetically sealed package utilizing an integral water-resistant connector that, when combined with the optional model 3907 cable assembly, allows for extended outdoor exposure. Meggitt manufactures all sensing elements at its ISO9001-certified MEMS facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. Find out more about the Endevco line at, or visit Meggitt Sensing Systems online at



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