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TruTrak Introduces New Autopilot System

July 23, 2015 - It’s Sweet 16 for TruTrak. Founded in 1999, the company debuted its latest autopilot for experimental and light-sport aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, the compact, innovative ECO.

The ECO, developed in cooperation with Levil Technology, provides two-axis autopilot control using robust, fast, and lightweight servo-and-tab assembly, saving costs while creating a lighter system—typically less than a pound installed.

But ECO is more than a simple pitch-and-roll leveler. TruTrak gave ECO its newest technology, automatic envelope protection, or AEP.

AEP allows the pilot to set safe bank and pitch angles to stay within, and the system in ECO automatically inputs a light control force to return the aircraft to straight and level.

“The things that we are able to do in the aircraft using such small and lightweight servo tabs are just amazing,” said CEO Andrew Barker. “AEP is a wonderful safety feature, and the way it works in this system is just incredible.”

ECO carries an introductory price under $1,000, and TruTrak has it on display at Booth 3030 in Epic Aircraft Exhibit Hangar C.
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