Speed Control Offered on Lancair Evolution
White Plains, NY (October 22, 2010) — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation’s Speed Control System has been flight tested on Lancair’s high performance Evolution airplane and is operational on the Company’s demonstrator. The System will be offered on all Evolutions, interfacing with the aircraft’s Garmin G900x Avionics System.
Safe Flight’s Speed Control System provides Stall Warning and Angle of Attack (AoA) information using a heated wing mounted Lift Transducer that provides a Fast/Slow Output through the unit’s Speed Control Computer.
Safe Flight will support Lancair with technical and engineering publications for the installation kit. Training and product support for the system and installation will be sustained by Safe Flight’s award winning Product Support Team.
The Lancair Speed Control System will optimize the aircraft’s performance throughout the flight profile and supply critical lift information to the pilot.
Since pioneering Stall Warning in 1946, Safe Flight has manufactured Lift Detectors/Lift Transducers on the majority of Civil and Military airplanes worldwide.
Awarded the esteemed Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for General Aviation Product Innovation of the Year, Safe Flight’s Speed Control System is optimal for today’s high performance single and twin engine aircraft. The system can be retrofit to an existing fleet with minimal flight testing required if the airframe is currently equipped with a Safe Flight wing mounted Stall Warning system. The optional stand alone AoA indicator and Fast/Slow Indexer offer a variety of installation options. The small packaging and lightweight computer is capable to integrate with the most advanced glass cockpits on the market.
The Evolution by Lancair is a pressurized, low wing, four-place, single-engine carbon fiber composite aircraft, sold as an amateur-built kit. The Evolution is powered by either Lycoming’s new TEO-540-A iE-2 piston engine or a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-135A turboprop powerplant. The Evolution is designed to meet the same FAR Part 23 utility category aircraft certification standards that type certified aircraft must comply with. The Evolution kit includes Garmin G900x avionics, Amsafe airbag seatbelts and energy absorbing seats.