Advanced Flight Systems Reduces Price on Autopilot

Through December 31, 2010, Advanced Flight Systems is offering a special deal on the AF-Pilot when purchased with a two-screen AF-4500 system. If you opt for a two-screen, two-AHRS setup (made up of the AF-4500EE and AF-4500EF units), the AF-Pilot, normally a $5000-plus addition is only $2475 extra. Choose a dual-screen, single-AHRS combination (AF-4500EF and AF-4500EM) and the autopilot is an addition $2970.

The AF-Pilot seamlessly integrates with the AFS systems and can feed back mode annunciation and other data; the connection is not a "one-way street" from the EFIS to the autopilot. The autopilot itself is a refined version of the TruTrak DigiFlight II VSGV, featuring trim annunciation (also displayed on the EFIS), GPS Steering and GPS Vertical capabilities. With the AF-4500 system, the autopilot will fly fully coupled lateral and dual-axis approaches (both GPS and analog nav, such as VOR, localizer and ILS).

The AF-4500 include integral mapping, synthetic vision, a fully featured engine monitor, angle-of-attack display and much more.

AFS has also announced that its new AF-5600 big-screen EFIS will be available late this year.

For more information, visit Advanced Flight's website.

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.

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