In only its second year since entering the industry, Belite
Aircraft continues to establish a reputation for innovation and
marketplace presence. After an aggressive redesign of an existing
Part 103 aircraft, Belite introduced three new LSA models: the
Belite 254, the Superlite, and the Trike. At the 2010 Lakeland
Fly-In, Belite made yet another leap in the LSA market, introducing
an all-new line of lightweight, solid-state avionics specifically
designed for Part 103 and experimental aircraft.
Marketed under Belite Electronics, the new "Patch Flyer"
instruments weigh in at only 1.5 ounces each. Specifically designed
to fit into the instrument panels of homebuilt aircraft, the full
line of panel-mounted instruments, including mounting hardware and
connections, weighs less than one pound. Instruments available
include: Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI), Air Speed Indicator (ASI),
Turn Rate Indicator (TRI), Above Ground Level Altimeter (AGL),
Inclinometer, Positive G Meter, Battery Condition Voltmeter,
Voltage MiniMeter, Cylinder Head/Exhaust Gas Temperature Guage
(CHT/EGT), and Fuel Guage.
Installation is straightforward, with many of the instruments
available in small enclosures that can be carried in a flight bag
and used within any aircraft. Belite Electronics is marketing the
system as a high quality, inexpensive alternative for
instrumentation that anyone can use.
"They're extremely simple, lightweight and easy to install, so
they're ideal for those of us who spend time flying 'around the
patch'…hence the name," explained James Wiebe, Chief
Executive Officer of Belite Aircraft.
Join Aero-TV as Wiebe provides in-depth detail of the newest
lightweight technology to hit the LSA Market.