Avionics manufacturer Avidyne Corporation has released its DFC90 Autopilot for Entegra-equipped Piper PA-46 Matrix and Piper Mirage aircraft.
The DFC90 Digital Flight Control System adds the precision and reliability of an attitude-based flight control system, along with Indicated Airspeed Hold (IAS Hold), a preferred method for climbing and descending in these higher-performing aircraft. In addition, the DFC90 provides the safety enhancements of the ‘Straight & Level’ mode – providing one-button unusual attitude recovery – and Flight Envelope Protection & Alerting.
“The DFC90 has proven to be an incredibly successful product for Avidyne, and we are confident that Matrix and Mirage owners will be equally thrilled with the performance and safety improvements this autopilot brings to their airplane,” Avidyne President and CEO, Dan Schwinn, said.
“The attitude-based DFC90 provides considerable performance and safety benefits that make it a very attractive upgrade option for Entegra-equipped Matrix and Mirage aircraft,” Avidyne Chief Operating Officer Patrick Herguth added. “In the short time it has been available, our DFC autopilots are growing beyond 25 per cent penetration in the Cirrus market, and we fully expect the value of the DFC90 to be even more attractive to the owners of these higher-valued, higher-performing Piper aircraft.”
The DFC90 is currently FAA certified for the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, and Avidyne has previously announced plans to interface the DFC90 with the Aspen EFD1000 series integrated flight displays with initial FAA certification expected later this year, which will open up the market for DFC90s to an even larger number of aircraft.
The retail price of the DFC90 Digital Flight Computer for the PA-46 is US$14,995*. Avidyne is currently accepting deposits from owners of Entegra–equipped Matrix and Mirage aircraft who are interested in reserving an early slot for the DFC90 at significant savings. For more info click here.
CAPTION: The Avidyne DFC90 Digital Flight Control System in a Piper Matrix. (Avidyne)
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