- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:12
A range of Retro-fit Installation Kits has been introduced by leading aeronautical distress beacon manufacturer Kannad Aviation, designed to make retro-fitting their range of Emergency Locator Transmitters in place of redundant 121.5MHz ELTs convenient and cost-effective. The kits can be seen at AeroExpo, Sywell Aerodrome, England, from 17-19 June, on Kannad Aviation’s stand, B13. The Retro-fit Installation Kits are designed for simpler, solderless installation of the Kannad Compact ELT and for the revolutionary new Integra 406 GPS ELT, both of which are ideal for customers looking to upgrade from the old ACK or Ameri-King legacy 121.5MHz ELTs, since this frequency is no longer used for satellite alerts. Each Retro-fit Installation Kit contains everything you need to ensure a simple swap-over. A Universal ELT Mounting Bracket, (with holes to match all previous ELTs), a Remote Control Panel, which matches the ACK or Ameri-King RCP, and cable interfaces to connect direct to the pre-existing cable connectors. No modifications or soldering are required, making installation a quick and easy process and a manual is provided for guidance. An RCP identification label is also included. Kannad Aviation’s Compact ELT is robust and reliable, the perfect product for light aircraft users. The revolutionary new Integra ELT (pictured here) is a ground-breaking device and is the only 406MHz ELT in the world which contains both a complete internal GPS and an internal 406MHz transmitting antenna. Where permitted, no external antenna need be fitted, thus reducing installation costs. For installations where an external antenna is required, a full range of whip, rod and blade antennas is available to suit all aircraft types. With both the Compact and the Integra, the ELT’s RCP and internal buzzer are powered by the internal battery, meaning that no connection is made to the aircraft’s power supply, again reducing installation costs, as only a Minor Change Approval is required.