Aircraft Autopilot / Automatic Flight Controls Trainer


Autopilot Trainer is an excellent resource for teaching the principles of automatic flight controls by demonstration using a complete system that encompasses all the aspects of roll and pitch axes autopilot and automatic flight controls. With model aircraft students can see the operation of the control surfaces, and they can operate the control surfaces manually with yoke and rudder mechansim. Trainer has realistic autopilot control panel, PFD and MFD displays as well.


  1. Indicators operate in sync with auto-pilot system
  2. Aircraft position controlled by yoke and rudder system.
  3. Automatic/Motorized Yoke System
    • Yoke automatically/motorized moves in two axis with data from autopilot
      computer. It performs automatic positioning according to the position of the airplane.
  4. Rudder Pedal System
    • Rudder surface moves in one axis with data from rudder pedals manual inputs from user. It performs automatic positioning according to the position of the airplane.
  5. Throttle and mixture levers operation.
  6. Yoke and rudder pedals can move the control surfaces of the aircraft in manual mode.
  7. Autopilot computer can move the control surfaces of the aircraft in autopilot modes.
  8. Servos operate in sync with auto-pilot and yoke/rudder pedal.
  9. 3 DOF (2 axis DOF + 1 DOF system)
  10. Heading Feed Back
  11. Altitude Feed Back
  12. Engine start process
  13. Auto pilot function
  14. Flight director function
  15. The aircraft automatically calibrated to runway position when the trainer is turned on.
  16. Instructor’s fault and scenario control window
  17. The system mounted on a metal/aluminum mobile stand.
  18. Metal/aluminum frame with 4 wheels. 2 of 4 wheels are lockable


  1. The trainer have a model aircraft
    • Aircraft size is minimum 1400mmx1300mm
    • Aircraft color is white.
    • Aileron and elevator are different color.
    • Aileron and Elevator can move.
    • Aileron and elevator operate in sync with auto-pilot and yoke.
    • 4 auto-pilot servos on the aircraft (aileron, elevator, rudder, pitch trim).
    • Pitch / Yaw / Roll servos / pitch trim servo
    • There are 2 limit switches in servo.
    • Servos operates in sync with auto-pilot and yoke.
    • DOF system operates in sync with autopilot (aileron and elevator) and yoke.
    • One beacon light at the nose section of the model aircraft.
  2. Two(2) PFD/MFD system with bezels
    • PFD can be used as engine instruments incase of simulated failure
  3. Bezels Generals
    • All buttons, switches and knobs can operate
    • Dual control Navigation(NAV) Knop
    • For example, dual COMM rotary knob have three functions, outer ring should tune UHF/VHF frequency in MHz, inner ring should tune the frequency in KHz and pressing this knob toggles the tuning cursor between the COM1 and COM2 fields.
    • Bezels have backlight function for night flights.
    • Screens are 2048×1536 resolution touch screens.
    • PFD/MFD system should include minimum below features
      • Auto-Pilot.
      • Flight director.
      • Pitch modes.
      • Pitch Hold.
      • Altitude Hold.
      • Vertical Speed.
      • Flight Level Change.
      • Vertical Path Tracking.
      • VNV Target Altitude Capture.
      • Glidepath.
      • Glideslope: Yes.
      • Roll modes.
      • Roll Hold.
      • Heading Select.
      • Navigation.
      • Backcourse.
      • Approach
      • Flight Plan
      • Invert Flight Plan
      • Parallel Track
      • Create ATK Offset Waypoint
      • Direct-to
      • Terminal Procedures
      • User defined holding patterns
      • Navigation database
      • Inset map: Zoom in/out, browsing, partly de-clutter, topo and terrain. No traffic, storm scope, NEXRAD radar Synthetic Vision as an In-App Purchase item
      • VOR/ILS course select, ADF/VOR/Waypoint bearing indicator, CDI indicator, etc.
      • Wind, Bearing1/2, HSI format, Alt unit, Standard baro
      • DME source selection.
      • Transponder settings.
      • Timer and references (V speeds and minimums).
      • Advisory and alerts.
      • ADF dip.
      • Automatic Magnetic variation.
      • Global navigation database and topo data
      • Engine status
      • Functional “Map Setup”
      • Flight plans storing/editing.
      • Terminal procedures
      • User waypoint creating/editing.
      • User defined holding patterns
  4. PFD/MFD Controls
    • AP Key – Engages/disengages the autopilot and flight director. Pressing the AP Key activates the flight director and engages the autopilot in the default pitch axis and roll axis modes. Pressing the AP Key again disengages the autopilot and
      deactivates the flight director.
    • HDG Key – Selects/deselects Heading Select Mode.
    • NAV Key – Selects/deselects Navigation Mode.
    • APR Key – Selects/deselects Approach Mode.
    • VS Key – Selects/deselects Vertical Speed Mode.
    • FLC Key – Selects/deselects Flight Level Change Mode.
    • FD Key – Activates/deactivates the flight director only. Pressing the FD Key turns on the flight director in the default pitch axis and roll axis modes. Pressing the FD Key again deactivates the flight director and removes the command bars, unless the autopilot is engaged. If the autopilot is engaged, the FD Key is disabled.
    • ALT Key – Selects/deselects Altitude Hold Mode.
    • VNV Key – Selects/deselects Vertical Navigation Mode.
    • BC Key – Selects/deselects Back Course Mode.
    • NOSE UP/NOSE DN Keys – Controls the active pitch reference for the Pitch Hold, Vertical Speed, and Flight Level Change modes.
    • NAV VOL/ID Knob – Controls the NAV audio level. Press to toggle the Morse code identifier ON and OFF.
    • NAV Frequency Transfer Key Transfers the standby and active NAV frequencies.
    • Dual NAV Knob – Tunes the MHz (large knob) and kHz (small knob) standby frequencies for the NAV receiver. Press to toggle the tuning cursor (light blue box) between the NAV1 and NAV2 fields.
    • Heading Knob – Turn to manually select a heading on the HSI. When pressed, it synchronizes the heading bug with the compass lubber line. Selected Heading provides the heading reference to the Flight Director while operating in Heading Select mode.
    • Joystick – Changes the map range (distance top to bottom of map display) when rotated. Activates the map pointer when pressed.
    • CRS/BARO Knob – The large knob sets the altimeter barometric pressure and the small knob adjusts the course. The course is only adjustable when the  HSIisin VOR1, VOR2, or OBS/SUSP mode
    • Dual COM Knob – Tunes the MHz (large knob) and kHz (small knob) standby frequencies for the COM transceiver.
    • COM Frequency Transfer Key – Transfers the standby and active COM frequencies. Pressing and holding this key for two seconds automatically tunes the emergency frequency (121.5 MHz) in the active frequency field.
    • COM VOL/SQ Knob – Controls COM audio level.
    • Direct-to Key – Allows the user to enter a destination waypoint and establish a direct course to the selected destination (specified by the identifier, chosen from the active route, or taken from the map pointer position).
    • FPL Key – Displays the active Flight Plan Page for creating and editing the active flight plan, or for accessing stored flight plans.
    • Dual FMS Knob – Press to turn the selection cursor ON/OFF.
    • PROC Key – Selects approaches, departures and arrivals from the flight plan. If a flight plan is used, available procedures for the departure and/or arrival airport are automatically suggested. If a flight plan is not used, the desired airport and the desired procedure may be selected. This key selects IFR departure procedures (DPs), arrival procedures (STARs) and approaches (IAPs) from the database and loads them into the active flight plan
    • ENT Key – Accepts a menu selection or data entry. This key is used to approve an operation or complete data entry. It is also used to confirm selections and information entries.
    • Dual ALT Knob – Sets the selected altitude in the box located above the Altimeter. The large knob selects the thousands (500m for metric), while the small knob selects the hundreds (50m for metric). Altitude Select is used by the Automatic Flight Control System in certain modes, in addition to the standard G1000 Altitude Alerter function.
  5. All flight indicators operate in sync with auto-pilot system
  6. Aircraft position controlled by yoke.
  7. Yoke moves the control surfaces of the aircraft.
  8. The rudder pedal mechanism is metal.
  9. Rudder pedal move the control surfaces of the aircraft.
  10. Active throttle control.
  11. Active mixture control.
  12. The Trainer master power and switch panel.
  13. Air / ground scenario choosing switch
  14. Engine Start,
  15. Auto-Pilot circuit breaker,
  16. Servo control switch
  17. Beacon circuit breaker,
  18. Circuit breaker lockout,


  • User’s Manual
  • Study Guide
  • Instructor’s Guide
  • Device’s original Manual
  • Training video for instructors

Power Specs

  • Electrical box
  • Residual current device
  • Emergency Button
  • Energy Signal Lamp
  • 110 VAC 60 Hz or 220-240 VAC 50 Hz