Trio Avionics is cooperating with an independent group that has obtained a STC for an installation kit to install a Pro Pilot autopilot in certified aircraft. The initial approval is for Cessna 182 and 172 aircraft. We expect that further approvals for the Cessna 177 and Piper PA-28 will be announced at AirVenture in Oshkosh in early August. They are also working to obtain approval for other popular aircraft. A PMA for the autopilot is projected for mid year 2017.
A recent press release can be seen here
If you are interested please communicate directly with Paul Odum, group representative.
Please note that, because of FAA certification regulations, the STC autopilot will be a different configuration than the experimental product. It must be PMA approved by the FAA.
Cost increases due to the certification process, installation kit STCs, insurance increases, etc. will necessarily increase the price of the certified product.
Orders for the 172 and 182 kits and autopilot pre-order now available here
The experimental version of the autopilot is not approved to be installed in a certified aircraft.
Note: Paul Odum, CEO of The STC Group, LLC has indicated that they will be accepting orders on the 182 installation kits on May 1st. Contact him at the address or phone number above.
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