Avionics Report

October 2015 Issue

Safe Flight SCc: Speed Control, Plus AoA

The market is saturated with AoA systems, but SafeFlight’s new SCc helps manage speed and angle-of-attack by measuring the wings’ stagnation point.

Long FAA certification delays enabled Safe Flight Instrument Corporation to improve its first-generation leading-edge speed control/AoA system. For one, it ditched the remote computer in favor of a simpler and lighter two-piece system (sensor and display), while redesigning the cockpit display for better readability and easier operation. The result is the third-generation model SCc leading edge sensor system, which is currently certified under the FAA’s ASTM policy standards for AoA systems. We recently flew with the $1895 SCc system in Safe Flight’s Cessna 172 for a closer look and liked what we saw.

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