Our customer was looking for a light, user friendly auto-pilot and the HeliSAS autopilot was a perfect fit. This custom installation was the first in Canada and a great additional to the modern GXI model. Although met with many challenges our factory trained avionics engineers delivered the project on time and budget. We also installed a few other items including an aux tank, AAI bear paws and hat rack safety kit.
The HeliSAS autopilot and Stability Augmentation System from Genesys Aerosystems brings the tremendous safety and workload reduction advantages of stability augmentation – once reserved for military and transport category helicopters – to a wide range of light and medium helicopter models.
Weighing less than 15 lbs., the HeliSAS sets a new standard for helicopter productivity. It dramatically reduces pilot workload while providing precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of wind conditions or shifts in weight. Designed to be engaged at all times – “SAS on” before takeoff and “SAS off” after landing – HeliSAS enhances stability and ease of handling. While the pilot may override the HeliSAS at any time with manual cyclic inputs, the attitude stabilization and force feel features enhance handling characteristics to mitigate inadvertent cyclic control inputs that could result in dangerous attitudes. Roll trim limits are +5˚ to -5˚ and pitch trim limits are +11˚ and -6˚. In situations like whiteouts or brownouts where a pilot may lose visual reference, the HeliSAS helps maintain attitude.
Available in three configurations to address a variety of mission requirements.