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The Ultimate Rotortuner Controller

Latest standard in ruggedised tablet design for mobile aviation applications.

Flitepad is a high-performance tablet that combines a full Microsoft® Windows Operating System, ruggedised design and  touch-screen functionality (glove compatible). Flitepad’s primary function is to provide a next generation user interface for Helitune’s Rotortuner systems, including the RT-2000 and the RT-5JS+. The product’s universal design can be readily configured for other aviation and harsh environment applications.

Features and Benefits
  • RTCA/DO-160G EMC and Environmental compliance
  • Fully ruggedised and sealed enclosure
  • Wide operating Temperature Range (-20C, +55C)
  • Compatible with RT-2000, RT-5JS+ and next generation Helitune products
  • High performance processing
  • Future proofed architecture with 10+ year support
  • Fully integrates with Helitune RT-Vision
  • Touchscreen operation with gloved hands
  • Optional Modular Printer
  • Bright LCD sunlight readable display
  • Directly compatible with aircraft +28V DC supply

 

Immediate display of exceedances after data acquisition
 

Design Overview

Flitepad delivers a seamless upgrade path for existing RT-2000 or RT-5JS+ operators and a powerful new platform for next generation RTB applications. The product is qualified to meet the stringent requirements of RTCA/DO-160G for EMC and Environmental compliance.

Helitune have worked with its military customers to develop a form factor that is suitable for use on a wide range of aircraft platforms, including attack helicopters where space is at a premium.

Human factors and ergonomic design considerations have resulted in a lightweight magnesium alloy case, with tactile grips and a touch screen user interface.
The advanced Intel® AtomTM processing architecture allows rapid calculation of Track & Balance results using Helitune’s Minimum Flight Regime (MFR) algorithm.

Large solid state disk capacity allows the hosting of a database that provides seamless integration with the RT-Vision Ground Station. Data can either be directly synchronised between Flitepad and RT-Vision, alternatively the Flitepad data base may be backed up onto the ruggedised USB stick and restored onto RT-Vision or copied to another Flitepad. The optional modular printer retains the unique Helitune Rotortuner capability to produce easy-to-read hardcopy printouts of adjustments when in-flight, reducing valuable maintenance turnaround time and supporting the reliable application of the adjustment.
 

Optional leg strap for secure retention             Glove-compatible touchscreen operation
 

User Interface and Operation

The intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) has individual control tabs for each major system function, making Helitune’s Rotortuner products easy to use. The GUI uses easily recognisable icons throughout, to create a standardised interface for all international versions. Flitepad has a sunlight readable, high contrast colour display with user brightness control and a glove compatible touch screen.

Flitepad has a range of interfaces for in-flight and desktop connectivity. Flitepad operates directly from +28VDC aircraft power with an internal battery providing 2 hours (4 hours optional) of endurance when aircraft power is not available. A range of accessories are available including a carry handle, shoulder strap, leg strap and ruggedised memory stick.
 

  Ruggedised USB memory stick for data
  backup or transfer

 

 
 
    Detachable thermal
    printer module
 
 
 
 

Rotortuner Upgrade Path

Display
 

8.4” 800 X 600 TFT touchscreen,
800cd/m2 typical

IP

IP 65 standard (IP 20 for printer)

Shock Resistant

1m drop onto concrete

Processor/Memory

Intel® Atom™ E680 1.6Ghz 1GB DDR2

HDD

Solid state 16GB (optional up to 256GB)

Wi-Fi

Optional (switch-activated when included)

Power Input

10-36V DC (MIL-STD-704F)

Rugged AC Power Supplies Available

Yes

Battery Type/Life

Lithium-ion 2hrs (4hrs optional)

Operating System

Windows Embedded 7

Interfaces
 

USB 2.0 (x3), Gigabit Ethernet, RS232,
RS422, RS485

Size
 

258mm x 179mm x 53mm (without printer)
258mm x 218mm x 105mm (with printer)

Weight
 

1.9Kg (Flitepad only)
0.6Kg (Flitepad printer)

Qualification                EMC
 
 

RTCA/DO-160G
EN61000-6-3:2007+A1 2011
EN61000-6-2:2005

                                 Environmental

RTCA/DO-160G

Operating Temperature
 

-20°C to +55°C (line power)
-10°C to +45°C (battery power)

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +70°C

Other Optional Hardware
 

Thermal printer, rugged USB memory stick,
carry handle, shoulder strap, leg strap

 
Flitepad is a trademark of Helitune Ltd in the United Kingdom and/or other countries.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel and Atom are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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