Trig’s New Small VHF Radios Get A Big Audience At AEA
Trig Avionics unveiled its latest new product range Wednesday, complementing its growing avionics family. Andy Davis, Trig CEO took to the stage at the New Product Launch event at the AEA International Convention in Washington to launch the Trig TY91 and TY92 radios. Both models are 2.25 inch panel mounted, ideally suited for light and general aviation pilots looking for a compact and certified 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz VHF comms solution.
Andy Davis, Chief Executive Officer at Trig said, “It’s great to be at the AEA to launch our TY91 and TY92 radios, they’re the perfect match to our compact and popular TT21 and TT22 transponders. Trig customers asked for a radio that’s small and easy to install, so now we’re offering the aviation community an unbeatable transponder and VHF comms combination”.
The Trig TY91 and TY92 are designed to take up minimal space and weight. The use of a control head that’s separate to the radio hardware gives an aircraft owner many more installation options.
“With a TY91 or TY92 installed in a panel, the control head is only 3 inches deep. This will make them really popular with glider, light sport and ultralight pilots who usually have less panel space. These are still serious general aviation radios, fully certified and compliant with future changes in European airspace that require the use of 8.33 kHz” Davis said.
The TY91 has a nominal power output of 6 watts and will suit the majority of general aviation airplanes that have a 14 or 28 volt supply. The TY92 has a nominal power output of 16 watts and is designed for use with a 28 volt power supply. The TY92 is ideal for high performance and high altitude airplanes, either as a primary or back up radio. Key features of the TY91 and TY92 include; low weight, compact size, simple operation via positive controls (can be used whilst wearing gloves), a crisp display, dual watch function, 9 memory pre-sets, a built in speaker amplifier and a two place intercom as standard.
“The TY91 list price is expected to be around $2,000 and the high performance TY92 list price will be around $5,000," Davis said. "There’s a demand in the market for a VHF radio to match our best selling TT21 and TT22 transponders, so we expect to see them in all sorts of gliders, light sports and GA airplanes soon”.
The TY91 and TY92 will be available from Approved Trig Dealers, shipping is expected to commence in July.