Price is the same as when the system was announced at AirVenture 2017 - $5000. This price includes pretty much everything needed to complete installation of the Vizion autopilot in a 172 or 177, autopilot controller, roll servo, pitch servo, mounting brackets, pushrods, AND hardware, even the wiring harness. Add in the super affordably priced STC from EAA for $100 and you have a fantastic two-axis autopilot that will not only make those cross-country trips easier, but safer too.
TruTrak has now delivered approximately 75 Certified Vizion autopilot systems since shipping began in early August.
Now that the 177 systems are shipping, engineering is working full time to get the PA-28 (including some PA-32!), C 182, A-E model 172, and R172K installation designs finished up. We are committed to having those systems shipping before the end of 2017. It will be a push to get everything finished up and approved with the holidays coming up, but we are excited and working hard to make it happen.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Founded in 1999, TruTrak Flight Systems is a leader and innovator in the experimental and light sport aircraft autopilot market. TruTrak introduced the first digital autopilot and the now standard autopilot servo for use in this market. TruTrak autopilots are installed in a large variety of experimental aircraft, including, all Van’s RVs, all Lancair, Cub Crafters, Epic, Rans with new models added regularly.
TruTrak was founded by Jim Younkin and Chuck Bilbe in 1999 and by March 2000 produced their first prototypes of the DFC 250 and Digital Basic Servo. Andrew Barker was hired as TruTrak’s first employee in September 2000. In December 2001, we were visited by Steve Fossett and a few people from Scaled Composites. We were asked to build an autopilot for what was then know as “project Capricorn”, which later became known as the “Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer”. The Digitrak started shipping in June of 2002, it was our first of many single axis autopilot offering.
TruTrak would continue introducing many new products over the following years, some of the most popular were Digiflight II (our best selling product ever) and the Sorcerer. In the years since 2000, TruTrak has sold well over 10,000 autopilots and continues to bring out new and innovative products. The newest product release was in November of 2013, with the Vizion capitalizing on the success of the Digiflight II, but also adds features and improves user interface. TruTrak will continue with both product enhancements and new product releases which will add new capabilities and safety features.