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Old 13th Oct 2020, 03:33
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Squirrel autopilot recommendations

Friends of mine who own a Squirrel AS350B3 are looking to purchase an autopilot. In my Longranger I have the Genesys HeliSAS, which is very good, but I notice there is now a Garmin autopilot available for the AS350B3.

Does anyone have any comments on these two brands and which one would be best, and any experience with using them?

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Old 13th Oct 2020, 18:00
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Hi Dick,

Are you talking about the simple 2-axis system? If so I believe the Garmin one is significantly more
expensive, but does add some envelope protection functionality. Personally I would stick to the Genesys unit for 2-axis.

Thales will have a unit available soon too, their system goes from 2-axis simplex upto full dual 4-axis IFR and is competitive.

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Old 13th Oct 2020, 23:22
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Go with the Garmin. So much more functionality, IAS/VS capture, it will fly the vertical component of the RNAV approach, it will work with G500/G1000's (altitude capture, FMA display) etc. I wish the 407 I fly had the Garmin and not the Genesys. The Genesys install is pretty crude and they likely have a Garmin ADAHRS already installed.
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