DFC100 Attitude-Based Digital Autopilot for Entegra Release 9-Equipped Cirrus Aircraft
Avidyne’s DFC100 Attitude-Based Digital Autopilot enhances precision of flight and improves safety for your Entegra Release 9-equipped Cirrus.
The DFC100 is a full-featured, attitude-based digital autopilot for Entegra Release 9 –equipped Cirrus aircraft. The DFC100 enhances precision of flight with interface to dual solid-state ADAHRS.
The feature-rich DFC100 has all the standard vertical and lateral modes of operation of a turbine-class autopilot system, including Flight Director (FD), Altitude Hold (ALT), Airspeed Hold (IAS), Vertical Speed Hold (VS), Heading (HDG), and Navigation (NAV, LOC/GS, GPSS). With Release 9, the DFC100 supports Avidyne’s exclusive FMS Vectors™ mode, which allows the pilot to remain coupled during air traffic control (ATC) vectors operations without having to manually change autopilot modes. The DFC100 also includes a “Straight & Level” button which overrides all autopilot modes, leveling the wings and engaging altitude hold for an added measure of safety in the event of an emergency situation where the pilot gets disoriented or prior to activating the Cirrus’ parachute.
Avidyne’s Envelope Protection. Prevents autopilot-induced stalls and overspeeds—which have previously been a major contributing factor in GA accidents—when the autopilot is engaged. EP also provides visual and aural warnings to the pilot.
Avidyne’s Envelope Alerting. Available lift and speed margins are calculated constantly in the background, providing visual and aural warnings to the pilot when the aircraft is nearing its normal flight parameters, even when the autopilot is off.
EP™ and EA™ are trademarks of Avidyne Corporation.