It Thinks Like an Autopilot
Providing analog attitude information for use with third-party autopilot systems, the GAD 43 adapter interfaces with the G500/600 flight display for configuration and alerting, including the GRS 77 remote AHRS unit for attitude, heading, and yaw input information. Thus, for attitude-based autopilots, the GAD 43 can emulate the system’s gyro interfaces (such as the familiar KI-256) with far more reliable AHRS data. Which, typically, allows the existing ADI or attitude gyro to be removed and replaced on the panel with a smaller and more affordable attitude indicator as one’s backup instrumentation.
Enjoy the Simplicity of Industry Standard Interfaces
The GAD 43 is designed as an open architecture system that uses typical XYZ, ARINC 429 and RS-232 interfaces. The GAD 43 also includes analog radar stabilization signals, bootstrap heading output, and a baro altitude correction interface.
|Autopilot Gyro Emulation||GAD 43e||GAD 43|
|King KI-256 (or equivalent) used on KAP 100, KAP/KFC 150, KAP/KFC 225 and KFC 275||Yes||Yes|
|Collins 332D-11T used on selet AP-65 installations||Yes||Yes|
|King KVG 350 used on KFC 250, 300 and 275/325||Yes||Yes|
|Century 21, 31, 41 and 2000||Yes||Yes|
|Functionality/Compatibility||GAD 43e||GAD 43|
|Yaw Rate or Baro Correction||Yes||Yes|
|Radar Stabilization Output||Yes||Yes|
|Altitude Preselector with Collins APS-65; KAP/KFC 150; KFC 275/325; S-TEC 55X, 60-2, 65, PSS. (KFC 200 expected 2nd quarter 2013.)||Yes||No|
|Vertical Speed Controller with KAP/KFC 150; KFC 275/325; S-TEC 55X, 60-2 65, PSS||Yes||No|
|Dual Analog VOR/LOC/GS Input*||Yes||No|
|Analog Radar Altitude Input||Yes||No|
|DME Distance Input||Yes||No|
|Marker Beacon Lamp Input||Yes||No|
|Synchro ADF Input (ARINC 407)||Yes||No|
*Tested with many 3rd party avionics. Contact your dealer for specifics.