The AeroCruze 100 is an affordable and flexible digital autopilot system for Piper PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft. The AeroCruze100 provides a seamless integration with the AeroVue Touch EFIS as well as a variety of other manufacturers.
The complete system is offered at a low cost, with the choice of three form-factor variations:
Emergency autopilot level button helps to bring the aircraft to a wings-level position. Connects to either hand-held GPS or IFR panel mount GPS systems. When connected to hand-held GPS, follows programmed flight plans. When connected to panel mount GPS, autopilot follows roll steering commands to fly complex flight plans Similar to lane assist in automobiles, the AEP stand-by mode monitors aircraft bank angle. Autopilot corrects the bank angles greater than 45 degrees by automatic roll command.
This is just a follow-up to a question I asked recently. BendixKing support verified that the Aerocruze 100 can be installed as a standalone system. In that case you manually input heading and altitude.
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The STC can be requested at the time of order. The installation manual can be downloaded as a PDF from the manufacturers website. For the installation, the unit can be installed by a certified installer or an A&P.
Per BendixKing, the AeroCruze 100 is capable of following the heading bug, altitude bug, and synchronizing the barometer and altimeter to the G5. An ARINC source switch (DPDT) is required when interfacing with the G5 and GPS175. A GAD29 is required, but it does not have to the GAD29B.
Per BendixKing: Yes, Part # 11-18038 is an approved autopilot system for Piper PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft.
Per the manufacturer Bendix King P/N 11-18038 can be installed in a certified aircraft. It is FAA approved, but you would need to discuss with your local aviation authority or A&P to determine if it meets the rules for certified in Canada.
No, the kits listed on this page are approved for the Piper PA 28 and PA 32. Please contact our avionics sales department to determine if a kit can be ordered for your aircraft.
This kit includes the servos. You will need to use the new servos.
No, it requires a compatible EFIS to function properly and to drive it.
No, the autopilot does not interface with an XGPS160.