Elite Simulation Solutions, a world leader in the design and manufacture of flight simulators powered by PCs, has launched three new devices.
The Elite evolution MH350 is designed to replicate the form, function and performance of the single turbine Eurocopter AS350B Ecureuil (Squirrel) and has the same professional feel and quality flight controls and throttle unit as its established “big brother”, the Elite S623/S723 FNPT I. The difference is that it is single pilot use and has a smaller cockpit designed for use where space is restricted.
It has the same central control console as the S623/S723, with aircraft specific switches, the same Canbus style electronics for reliability and easy maintenance, and optional Garmin GNS 430W or 530W GPS.
The new Elite evolution TH100 is an advanced training device for which Elite claims the best benefit to cost ratio in rotary wing training. Again based on the Ecureuil, it features life-sized, high resolution instruments, Bendix/King Silver Crown avionics, Garmin 430 WAAS GPS simulation, and an external visual system with a large flat-screen display and an instructor station.
The open construction is strong and rigid yet small enough to go through a standard door opening, which makes for quick and easy transport and integration into existing or new training sites.
The third new device is the stylish Elite Helicopter Flight Control Unit (EHFCU), an open platform thatwill work with virtually all helicopter software programs. It is virtually “plug and play” via a single US Bconnection and can be configured for all simulators running under either Windows or Apple operating systems.
It has a cyclic with programmable grip switches, a collective with friction adjustment, engine start button with throttle release switch and an optional B206 Jet Ranger style twist throttle. Its anti-torque pedals are adjustable to pilot size. The EHFCU is designed for both home use and professional trainingenvironments.
More information from René Huddlestone, Marketing & Sales Director, Elite Simulation Solutions AG, ImSchörli 1, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland, on Telephone (0041) 43 355 19 40, Emailrstone@flyelite.ch.