You’ve probably heard of TruTrak, the leading autopilot maker for light aircraft of many descriptions. You’ve probably heard of Levil, certainly so if you employ and iPad or other tablet to assist your flying. Now consider ECO a new autopilot that boasts some great qualities: lighter weight, easier installation, lower cost … but that’s not all. ECO also allows something called AP or Automatic Envelope Protection and that’s where Levil enters the autopilot picture. This video will provide many more details on this cutting-edge technological development.
TruTrak Flight Systems
Many Light-Sport Aircraft use autopilots these days because such controllers have dropped rather fantastically in cost from the days when only turbines and larger had such equipment. One reason for this proliferation is due to TruTrak, which made the Digify autopilot. The company is now owned by a 14-year employee, Andrew Barker, and he shows us around the latest in autopilot capability
In 2004, when the SP/LSA regulation was announced, who would have forecast that on light aircraft, autopilots would be a common feature. Such gear seemed fanciful as autopilots were costly, rather heavy, a maintenance hassle … and besides, weren’t you supposed to “hand fly” a light aircraft so you could truly enjoy flight? Is punching a button to take over the flying chores what we wanted to do? In nearly a dozen years since FAA’s reg established aviation’s newest and fastest-growing sector, autopilots have become common. Much as I love hand flying, winging about the sky, if I am traveling somewhere and especially if I really need to pay sharp attention to radio work and staying precisely on course — for example, to avoid hot MOAs or Class B airspace — an autopilot can be a mighty handy feature. What used to be way expensive and heavy has changed dramatically and one company had a lot to do with that change: TruTrak.