Concorde introduces heated batteries for cold weather ops

Cold temperatures increase the internal resistance, which decreases a battery’s capacity and slows its ability to accept charge current. For years, operators in cold climates have made it a practice to endure the inconvenience of removing batteries from aircraft, transporting and storing them in a heated environment, then reinstalling prior to departure. Some also use external heater blankets that wrap around the battery and heat the outermost cells when the aircraft is parked. Although this solution increases capacity, in some cases the battery cells are not equally heated resulting in diminished capacity and disproportionate recharge across battery cells.

To maximize battery performance, Concorde has developed heated batteries in its most popular sizes.

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Tool backpack debuts

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Ergodyne has expanded its Arsenal Tool Storage Collection with the new Arsenal 5843 Tool Backpack. Featuring a two-compartment design, the Arsenal 5843 is certified for hoisting up to 50 pounds,  allowing for hands-free climbing and easy mobility of tools and equipment around the jobsite.

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Latest edition of World Directory of Light Aviation now available

World Directory of LIght Aviation

Now available is the 268-page World Directory of Light Aviation 2014/2015 (WDLA), which includes images, descriptions and technical data on more than 1,000 aircraft, including ultralights, microlights, LSA, gyrocopter, certified aircraft, kitplanes, trikes, ultralight and certified gliders and motor-gliders, instruments, engines, propellers, accessories, and more.

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FreeFlight Systems ADS-B Receiver receives FAA TSO approval

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The FAA has granted FreeFlight Systems Technical Service Order (TSO) approval for the company’s RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS.

The system provides an affordable and flexible way to add ADS-B In traffic and weather capabilities to aircraft with certified 1090ES or UAT ADS-B Out transmitters, according to company officials.

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Jeppesen simplifies Mobile FliteDeck IFR subscriptions

At this year’s AirVenture,  Jeppesen introduced a new structure for Mobile FliteDeck data subscriptions, to simplify the flying experience for general aviation pilots.

Pilots using Mobile FliteDeck on iPad now have 10 global coverage options for IFR navigation data services offered at a lower price point, including full U.S. coverage available for a $299 annual subscription.

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