AeroTrain Corp. is dedicated to bridging the gap between classroom instruction and practical, handson training. Our Model APT-04 Autopilot/ Automatic Flight Controls Trainer is an excellent resource for teaching the principles of automatic flight controls by demonstration using a complete system that encompasses all the aspects of autopilot and automatic flight controls. Model APT-4 is representative of autopilot systems used on large commercial aircraft.
Model APT-4-A consists of three axes flight control computer, Mode Controller, Mode Annunciator, Pitch / Yaw / Roll servos, Flight Director, and a magneticslaved HSI System integrated with cockpit controls and includes control linkages to the control surfaces of a model aircraft.
The visual display of realistic effects enhances the perception and understanding of flight controls.
The trainer, in the standard configuration consists of a large model airplane with all the main control surfaces (rudder, elevator, aileron and trim). Model APT-4-A is equipped with a complete control mechanism linked to a control yoke and rudder pedals. Any movement in control yoke and rudder pedals results in the proportional movement of the control surfaces.
The system may be interfaced with a compatible EFIS system and will accept inputs from a variety of navigation equipment.
The autopilot equipment used in Model APT-04 borrows technology from the flight control systems developed for high-end business jets and commercial aircraft. The simplicity of design and ease-of-use gives instructors and AMT trainees an ideal teaching and hands-on learning resource to fully explore all the features of an advanced autopilot system.
The Model APT-04 Autopilot Trainer is based on Honeywell (Bendix/King) Flight Control System. This autopilot system is an integrated autopilot system combining the functions of the flight computer, mode selector, altitude pre-selector, annunciator and yaw damper into one single system.The system features a manual and automatic trim operation, not found in low-end autopilot systems.
The installed equipment offers smooth performance which is typical of expensive, high-end flight control systems. The finely tuned equipment and sensors incorporated into the system draw upon Honeywell’s significant flight control experience, allowing the system to capture and hold altitudes or an ILS glide-slope with precision resulting in a smooth, attitude-based flight.