TN70 Smart ADS-B
Aircraft owners looking for a complete ADS-B Out solution can now achieve this – thanks to Trig Avionics. The new TN70 is a WAAS GPS with companion Antenna, optimised for use with Trig products.
Andy Davis CEO at Trig said, “Equipage rates for ADS-B are set to grow, our latest TN70 product provides aircraft owners with a ‘single source’ compliant solution. The TN70 is easy to install and perfectly suited for use with any Trig transponder. The TN70 provides pilots with an exciting and cost effective way to become mandate ready at an affordable price.”
Trig already has a solid reputation for producing class leading transponders. The ‘plug and play’ TT31 is the easiest retro-fit for the popular KT76A. Trig’s TT22 compact transponder is the smallest ADS-B capable transponder in the world – enabling an install in the tightest panel space. The TN70 continues this theme, it requires no panel space. Installed discretely, as a standalone GPS, it allows an aircraft owner to retain and use existing panel equipment. The TN70 has been made available through a partnership with Accord Technology, but is sold and supported by Trig.
Trig’s STC partner Peregrine of Denver has a growing STC list that can be accessed by Trig customers. David Rankin at Peregrine said “Trig’s latest TN70 has been subject to thorough testing as part of the STC process, it passed with flying colours. I’m certain this equipment combination will have a broad appeal. Pilots want to become ADS-B compliant with the minimum amount of hassle and expense, now Trig has made this possible.” Peregrine will assist certified aircraft owners with the STC process by offering STC information and registering each installation; www.peregrine.aero.
Andy Davis said “As experimental aircraft owners can carry out their own installation we expect the TN70 to be popular – particularly for customers who already have a Trig transponder.” Oshkosh 2014 visitors who want to find out more can visit Trig in Hangar C, booth 3159.
The TN70 has a list price of $3,500 and is available to order at the show or via Approved Trig Dealers.
Trig Avionics are delighted to be at Aero 2014 showing their support for light and general aviation.
Andy Davis CEO at Trig said “It’s been a busy year at Trig, as we’ve demonstrated the qualities of our avionics through the Trig Aerobatic Team and given practical assistance to the Flying for Freedom initiative.” Flying for Freedom is a pioneering project enabling British, sick and injured military personnel to fly to Antarctica in flexwing microlights later this year. Each aircraft will be equipped with a TT21 Mode S transponder and TY91 VHF radio.
Recently Britain’s record breaking pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy returned from low temperature flight trails in Sweden where the Flying for Freedom team used his expertise to successfully evaluate the TY91 radio and TT21 transponder in a Pulsar flex wing microlight. Expedition founder John Laity of Flying for Freedom commented, “Trig kit proved trouble free, we used a throat microphone and standard aviation headset in an enclosed helmet to protect from the severe sub-zero temperatures. I was sitting in the tower as Richard transmitted on the Trig radio and it sounded fantastic.”
Richard Grace and Dave Puleston of the Trig Aerobatic Team also rely on Trig equipment in both of their Pitts display aircraft. “We’ve proved through hundreds of aerobatic flights that Trig transponders and radios deliver great performance despite constant exposure to high g forces, moisture, vibration and knocks along the way!”
Trig’s Andy Davis said “Pilots at Aero looking for smart, affordable and future proof avionics should come to our stand A501 in Hall A5. We will be delighted to show customers how Trig products are superior, for both everyday and extreme use. Richard Grace and Dave Puleston will also be on our stand, happy to talk to visitors about display flying and the skills required in flying their aircraft only feet apart, whilst pulling 6g!”
Trig continues to improve their product range – all compact radios and transponders now feature manual control of dimming, this enables the subtle customisation of display brightness. Recently the company’s flagship transponder the TT31 was upgraded and now boasts the widest compatibility with third party avionics, improved installation options and other attractive features. Andy Davis said, “The TT31 price has been reduced and all other Trig prices have been held this year. The wide adoption of Mode S technology and the move to 8.33 VHF radio means that there’s never been a better time to fit a Trig product into your aircraft.”
One of the important benefits of installing a Trig product is the free minor change paperwork that Trig provides.
This offers potential cost savings and reflects Trig’s philosophy of making a Trig product installation as straightforward as possible. Following the introduction of the TY91 and TY92 8.33 VHF radio, Trig’s Support Team has recently gained the first Trig minor change, for Piper and Cessna aircraft types.
An Approved Model List (AML) has now been issued by EASA for the TY91 and TY92. This enables Cessna 150 /152 and Piper PA-38 customers to use the relevant Trig minor change for their own installations, free of charge. Trig’s Field Support Engineer Andy Campbell shared, “We are confident that customers with different aircraft or models will be able to adapt our minor change template and submit their own minor change to EASA. This will be easier and quicker than starting an EASA minor change application from scratch.”
Trig’s minor change library http://www.trig-avionics.com/minormod.html provides comprehensive listings for transponder customers, particularly the TT31. The process of gaining a minor change for a TY91 or TY92 radio differs to the Trig TT31 transponder – where a straight retro-fit option was possible. Andy Campbell explains, “Every radio installation is unique, as opposed to a retrofit, so we can provide a customer with a minor change document that can be edited. We are happy to provide technical guidance to customers too, all part of Trig’s commitment to first class support.”
The TY91 and TY92 minor changes are listed at http://www.trig-avionics.com/TY91.html
European Approved Trig Dealers are also adding minor changes for additional aircraft types so it’s worth checking first with the Trig Support Team if you are about the embark on a minor change.