The next small thing in aircraft tracking. The Spider S6 is for any operator who wants to know more than just where an aircraft is. With the Spider S6, you can find out how an aircraft is being flown.
GPS and Iridium antennas are integrated – no external aerials required. The Spider plugs into the aircraft cigarette lighter outlet for quick interchange between aircraft/vehicles, or it can be hard-wired. No STC required.
Iridium Satellite Network
Global coverage is provided in real-time by 66 low earth orbit satellites, with information reaching the website in as little as 5 seconds.
The SOS button on the keypad can be used in an emergency to send instant alert messages to your pre-set emergency contacts.
Actively track the aircraft as it sends position reports to the website. If an incident occurs and the Spider loses power, the website will automatically send an SOS message after 15 minutes of no communication.
Mark Button & Notifications
Press the Mark button to send position reports manually, or set automatic takeoff and landing notifications through the website. Send up to four pre-set email and SMS messages through the website when a report is triggered.
Specify tracking boundaries in up to five circular areas and set custom update rates or suspend position reports automatically when inside these areas. This can reduce the cost of operation when flying in areas where tracking is not necessary.
Allows you to send tracking data to third parties in real time, including US Forest Service, or share information with maintenance tracking software.
Know when something isn’t right. Your aircraft can now alert you to changes in altitude and send position updates in real time.
Per the manufacturer: There are two main differences between the Spider 3 and the Spider 6. The first is the Spider 6 has the ability to report altitude events, which is an additional safety feature should the aircraft experience a loss in altitude and the pilot be unable to press the SOS button. The second is the Spider 6 has the ability to allow two-way communication from the aircraft to users on the ground or in another aircraft through the use of our Spidertxt application.
All Spiders require an accompanying data plan. The cost of the plan varies depending on how many hours you are flying. On average, it costs approximately $2 per flight hour.
There is no activation fee for the Spider, and the software is free to use, with an unlimited number of users for your organization.