Skymaster Forum  

Go Back   Skymaster Forum > Messages
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-20-22, 09:33 PM
GAdams GAdams is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida & Maine
Posts: 79
GAdams is on a distinguished road
Autopilot Opportunity

All, I have been working with a dealer for the Bendix AeroCruz 100. Like all the other manufacturers if we have enough people who might buy it, they will certify it. Unlike the other opportunities I have offered and they have accepted my 337D and my pilot services for the certification process. All owners that might be interested check out the autopilot on the web and fill out this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...3rN6g/viewform You will have to copy and paste it into your browser. It's not a hot link. It should fill in your google account information. If you see mine please change it to yours.
I personally don't think the AeroCruz 100 is the beat all of autopilots but it sure does things better than what we have in these airplanes except for the high end STec. For a lot less money.
It will be for whatever airplane is on the same type certificate as a 337D. That eliminates the 336.
Bendix thinks our airplane can be like a big single and it is willing to tackle the certification. The servos are strong enough and the lack of asymmetrical thrust makes it straight forward. Other than what I have told you what I know. I have no answers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 02-21-22, 08:31 AM
Joes Joes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: Abingdon, VA
Posts: 29
Joes is on a distinguished road
Filled out the form in under a minute, thanks
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 02-21-22, 11:35 PM
TomM's Avatar
TomM TomM is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Iowa
Posts: 98
TomM is on a distinguished road
Done and thanks!

It would be great to have a low cost option like this.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 02-22-22, 08:30 AM
patrolpilot's Avatar
patrolpilot patrolpilot is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: South Texas
Posts: 282
patrolpilot is on a distinguished road
Is the Bendix just a two-axis? I didn't complete the form because of this question.

"If an STC for the BK Aerocruz 100 2 axis autopilot were available how soon are you looking to install it?"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 02-22-22, 08:27 PM
GAdams GAdams is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida & Maine
Posts: 79
GAdams is on a distinguished road
2 Axis

Yes Sir I believe it is. No yaw damp
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 02-22-22, 11:50 PM
wslade2 wslade2 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: none
Posts: 255
wslade2 is on a distinguished road
Form completed
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 02-23-22, 08:10 AM
patrolpilot's Avatar
patrolpilot patrolpilot is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: South Texas
Posts: 282
patrolpilot is on a distinguished road
Same here, form completed.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 02-23-22, 04:03 PM
kbecker kbecker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hangered at Chino, Calif
Posts: 87
kbecker is on a distinguished road
Form completed
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 02-24-22, 02:55 PM
Learjetter's Avatar
Learjetter Learjetter is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: KOKC
Posts: 191
Learjetter is on a distinguished road
Form completed!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 02-28-22, 12:40 PM
hharney's Avatar
hharney hharney is offline
Forum Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Michigan (8D4)
Posts: 2,230
hharney is on a distinguished road
submitted !!!!!
__________________
Herb R Harney
1968 337C

Flying the same Skymaster for 45 years
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Unread 02-28-22, 02:04 PM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 570
mshac is on a distinguished road
I'm pretty satisfied with my Gensys/S-Tec 60-2, but I put my name on the list anyway just in case.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Unread 02-28-22, 08:50 PM
GAdams GAdams is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida & Maine
Posts: 79
GAdams is on a distinguished road
Update

Hi Guys, Girls, I checked today to see how many of us have signed up. So far 17. BK says we need to get to 60. So please if you haven't put your name in please do. It is not a commitment of course just a survey.
I understand there is a forum on facebook too. I'm not a Facebook guy so could I ask one of you to copy the link and post it there as well.
A modern autopilot option may breath some additional life into our airplanes and make them more valuable down the road. Our airplanes are a good value for the bucks. One more option might bring some new owners to our little niche we have.
A big Thank You to all who have completed the survey so far.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Unread 03-01-22, 10:30 AM
CenterlineT CenterlineT is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: USA
Posts: 10
CenterlineT is on a distinguished road
Done. Thanks for your efforts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Unread 03-05-22, 06:50 PM
GAdams GAdams is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida & Maine
Posts: 79
GAdams is on a distinguished road
Update # 2 and likely the final update

We have produce just 21 replies as interested parties to the Bendix King CRUZ 100 autopilot. Bendix will not discuss an STC for the Skymaster at this time. The reason: not enough interest and therefore not commercially viable.

I thought we had a path forward but we are short by 2/3 of what they need.

A big Thank you to all of those that participated.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Unread 03-05-22, 09:25 PM
kbecker kbecker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hangered at Chino, Calif
Posts: 87
kbecker is on a distinguished road
Well, that sucks because my 400A needs to be replaced.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.