> "This is the auto pilot being talked about on the Thatcher talk group.
It doesnt attach to the ailerons or elevator, it attaches to small trim tabs added to elevator or ailerons. As talked about on the other group." TruTrak was working with this concept. They were going to charge $1000 for it and since I like their company I wanted to be first in line. I think it worked well, the problems came with having to develop a "kit" for every different aircraft and the project got bogged down and, now that we know they've been bought, there were clearly some other irons in the fire more important than this autopilot they were developing. I think they did get a kit developed for the RV-4 so there's probably a few of them flying. Considering they (TruTrak) were going to have to do this with a ton of different planes, it's no surprise the idea was dropped. Somebody else has picked the idea up though and it seems to me it can't miss. At only $200 for a wing leveler w/altitude hold, it's bound to be very popular. Perfect for the KR both in terms of price (of course) and the KR's light control forces. We fly these planes more by thought than by actual manipulation of controls so this thing will probably work better on KR's than on Thatchers or anything else. In a plane one can steer just by leaning from side to side, it doesn't need powerful servos. The KR started out as a model airplane, after all. It's not a stretch to think these lightweight and inexpensive components will work just fine. Mike KSEE ____________________________________________________________ Sponsored by https://www.newser.com/?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_taglines_more Pence: We're Talking About Doing Away With Task Force http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5eb1dc9ce5695c9c5fd0st04vuc1 Meat Shortage Affecting One Fast-Food Chain's Menus http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5eb1dc9c313f25c9c5fd0st04vuc2 Chris Christie: We Must Accept Deaths to Save America http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5eb1dc9c53ee75c9c5fd0st04vuc3 _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org