Plane Power Introduces Fly Safe Alternator

For those who like the idea of a redundant power source, Plane Power has announced the Fly Safe, a 30-amp, less-than-6-pound alternator designed to plug into a standard vacuum pad. It's available with an internal regulator, panel-mounted warning light and automatic dimmer for $795, or the price is $695 without the internal regulator and monitor panel. Plane Power is offering a $100 discount on these units through the end of 2010. For those who want this capability in their type-certified airplane, Plane Power will begin the certification process for the Fly Safe alternator in the fall of 2010.

For more information, visit www.plane-power.com. You can also find Plane Power’s display at Oshkosh AirVenture through August 1 at Booth 1102.

Contributing Editor Bill Repucci was handed his Private Pilot’s certificate back in the days when the written test was taken with a Number 2 pencil. At the time, Bill was told that he now had a “License to Learn.” And learn he did, mostly that there was humor buried in the quirky ways of those of us who call ourselves aviators.

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