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Autopilot Trainer Model APT-02

The autopilot trainer model APT-02 is configured with S-TEC two-axis autopilot. The autopilot trainer is laid out to provide a clear view of the entire system to the students. The autopilot servos are attached to sections of control surfaces to replicate the control surface movements of a real aircraft. The tilt/turn mechanism can effortlessly simulate various flight attitudes.

The trainer provides the students with a good understanding about the following:

  • Operating principle of an autopilot
  • How feedback signals are generated using gyro and absolute pressure transducer.
  • Effect of sensor feedback signals on autopilot operation and control
  • Operation of electrical servos
  • Interaction between manual control and automatic flight control
  • Characteristics of various autopilot modes of operation
  • Troubleshooting various electrical faults in the autopilot system
  • Mechanical linkages between autopilot servos and control surfaces
  • Maintenance and rigging of the mechanical linkages in an autopilot system

A fault insertion panel allows the instructor to insert faults in the system to provide troubleshooting training to the students.

Included Equipment

The autopilot trainer includes the following items:

  • The Programmer/Computer unit
  • Turn Coordinator
  • Directional Gyro
  • Roll Servo
  • Pitch Servo
  • NAV/ILS Simulator
  • VOR and Localizer indicator
  • Pressure Transducer (for simulated altitude)
  • Altimeter
  • Magnetic Compass

The following documentation is provided with the trainer:

The autopilot derives the Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) information from built-in sensors. The AHRS sensors include:

  • System Wiring Diagram
  • Technical Manual
  • User’s / Operating Manual

The trainer is also supplied with a comprehensive Computer-based Training (CBT) courseware to enhance students’ understanding and to provide the essential knowledge about autopilots used in small and large airplanes.