HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Success

11 / 03 / 2015

Helitune's latest technologies create a real buzz at the recent HAI Heli Expo 2015 in Orlando.

Helitune recently enjoyed a very successful three days exhibiting at HAI 2015 in Orlando.  On display at the show was a range of Helitune’s latest equipment, including the state-of-the-art Rotortuner, RT‑6, portable Rotor Track & Balance (RTB) and Vibration Analysis (VA) system.  The 16‑channel simultaneous/parallel data collection of the RT-6, combined with a high performance processor with extensive connectivity options, sets a new standard in carry on-board capability.

Alongside RT-6 was Helitune’s Vehicle Health Management (HT-VHM) system.  HT-VHM raised particular interest in the market due to its advanced capability, combined with a very compact size, flexibility and expandability, making it suitable for both small and larger platforms. 

Also on display was Flitepad®, Helitune’s new, DO-160 compliant, hand-held, touch‑screen tablet PC.  Flitepad® forms part of the RT-6 system, and is used to initiate data collection and to review all collected data, as well as providing RTB solutions.  Flitepad® can be also be used as an optional Engineer’s interface to monitor and interrogate the HT-VHM.  Flitepad® provides a full data archiving capability, along with historical data review and trending, and has wireless download interface capability. 

The preliminary design for RT-Lite was also introduced, providing the latest Helitune technology benefits within a compact form factor.  The RT-Lite hand-held solution will combine the Flitepad with integral RT-6 monitoring capability, delivering cost-effective RTB and VA with greater portability.

RT-TipTrak continued to be of great interest to OEM’s, HUMS providers and aircraft integrators, many of whom have already selected this product RT-TipTrak as the blade tip tracker of choice for their on‑board systems.  RT-TipTrak is often selected in conjunction with the on-board High Performance Optical Pick-Up (HP-OPU), which is used for timing reference signals (tachos) on several HUMS systems.

The ARRIVE data management and exploitation programme continued to stimulate discussions with potential users, many of whom requested to be kept up-to-date with progress and wishing to become involved in this exciting new development.