A range of retro-fit installation kits has been introduced by Kannad Aviation, designed to make retro-fitting the company’s range of Emergency Locator Transmitters in place of 121.5MHz ELTs convenient and cost-effective, according to company officials.
The kits are designed for solderless installation of the Kannad Compact ELT and for the new Integra 406 GPS ELT, for customers looking to upgrade from the old ACK or Ameri-King legacy 121.5MHz ELTs, since this frequency is no longer used for satellite alerts.
Each kit contains a Universal ELT Mounting Bracket, (with holes to match all previous ELTs), a Remote Control Panel, which matches the ACK or Ameri-King RCP, and cable interfaces to connect direct to the pre-existing cable connectors. No modifications or soldering are required. An RCP identification label is also included.
Kannad Aviation’s Integra ELT is the only 406MHz ELT that contains both a complete internal GPS and an internal 406MHz transmitting antenna, according to company officials. Where permitted, no external antenna need be fitted, reducing installation costs. For installations where an external antenna is required, a range of whip, rod and blade antennas is available to suit all aircraft types. The ELT’s RCP and internal buzzer are powered by the internal battery, meaning that no connection is made to the aircraft’s power supply, reducing installation costs, as only a Minor Change Approval is required, officials add.
For more information: Kannad.com