News Brief: Spidertracks Introduces a New GPS Tracker

Spidertracks introduced a new, smaller, less expensive GPS tracker at Oshkosh 2010. Rachel Donald explains the main features of the unit and the website that supports it.

KITPLANES Editor at Large Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 23 years and in magazine work for more than 25. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glastar Sportsman 2+2.

One Reply to “News Brief: Spidertracks Introduces a New GPS Tracker”

  1. Hi,

    Here in Canada our Department of Transportation (Transport Canada) requires that these new devices have an automatic emergency function. You can use the Spider track system or SPOT but you still have to have a 406 Mhz transponder installed because it has a G-switch.

    How hard would it be for someone like Spidertracks, to produce a unit with a G-switch, that would automatically send an emergency signal without operator input?

    As a pilot on a limited budget I will be buying a 406 ELT because I have to. I can't afford two systems. If someone were to come up with a legal alternative that was cost-effective I would be most interested.

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