The Red Bull Air Races are not only a showcase for the world’s leading pilots and top machines, but also require careful planning with an emphasis on safety. For example, every fly by of the pylons has strict limits for speed and overload.
Monitoring these limits are instruments produced by a Czech company, TL elektronic. Measures of airspeed and acceleration affecting the aircraft and the pilot are recorded in detail and transferred online to the referees, as well as to TV screens, where the viewers can follow the way each pilot deals with every single fly by.
“The selection of accelerometer TL-3424 as a uniform instrument for aircraft competing in the word-famous Red Bull Air Race is without any doubt a high appreciation of the quality of TL elektronic products,” says Martin Balda, the director of TL elektronic.
“We started to develop accelerometer TL-3424 as an ideal instrument for monitoring the overload during the aircraft operation. Currently we offer this product in several versions. One of the options also measures airspeed, second is to record date and time into memory, and the third option integrates both functions, which is particularly suitable for flight schools,” he said. “The accelerometer TL-3424 distinguishes the operation of the aircraft and is able, on the basis of the measured values, exclude the overload during taxiing. Using a PC, it is possible to display the whole history of the measured values. It is also interesting that one version of the accelerometer was developed exclusively for the producer of aerobatic aircraft, Extra, who has became a regular customer. This instrument differs from the basic versions by a shifted maximum speed up to 510 km/h.”
TL elektronic is a European producer of instruments and onboard aircraft systems for ultralight and experimental planes with sales representatives in many countries of the world. Based in the Czech Republic, the company just celebrated its 15th anniversary.
For more information: www.tl-elektronic.cz