GenniPod wind driven generator system for Light Experimental and Ultralight aircraft.
The original GenniPod Gen II was designed with the specification of providing approximately 4 amps of 12VDC power while flying at 75mph. The GenniPod Gen II Is currently installed on slower flying designs that fly at lower speeds, like on a Milholland Double Eagle (as well as many other designs world wide) to keep the battery system charged that supplies the ignition power for the distributor.
The primary improvement on the GenniPod Gen II is the impeller running smoother. Having fewer parts, high quality molding, and less mass, it has proved to be a very smooth and dependable operating addition. This impeller may be reversed to enhance its ability to provide better torque at lower speeds for some of the slower flying designs.
Very usefully and works brilliant. I installed it in my CX4 as a emergency back up generator for the secondary artificial horizon. Simple to install and reliable.
Installed on the wing strut of Stitts Flut R Bug. Works great voltage 13.5 to 13.6. Powers LED strobe and Nav lights, Comm radio and EFIS with no drain on the battery. No noticeable vibration or yaw and no significant speed decrease at cruise.
This turned out to be the perfect solution for electrifying my FlyBaby. Local hops were no problem but any serious travelling meant having to stop after 5 or 6 hours to recharge the handheld and the lithium pack for the transponder. Now I can go all day powering the MGL V10, Sandia STX165 and NavStobe lights.
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The blade diameter is 5".
It is somewhat water resistant. Should you wash the aircraft or get caught in the rain, it would be fine.
No, we do not carry the spare parts as off-the-shelf items. We may be able to special order them for you, so please contact our sales team for a special order quote.
Please review the Product Manual in the Documents section for operational details and specs.
Per the manufacturer the battery does not affect the function of the unit as long as it is connected properly, per the manual.