General aviation refers to all civil aviation that is not considered to be commercial transport or special mission (aerial work). General aviation has a broad variety of aircraft including but not limited to light and ultra-light, sport, private jets, gliders, helicopters, and occasionally large-scale aircraft used by corporations. Some examples of Shadin’s past experiences with general aviation aircraft can be found below.
Shadin identified that there was no factory option for fuel flow on the R66 and wanted to work with the OEM to integrate fuel flow to the GPS Navigators installed at the factory. The goal was to install a Shadin Fuel Flow Transducer in line with the main powerplant Rolls Royce RR300 and convert the data being reported by the transducer into a format that most GPS Navigators can decipher. Using Shadin’s existing technology, the Remoteflo and the HX Fuel Flow Transducer were installed on the Robinson R66 under an STC and later added to the type certificate. Having this system installed gives the pilots greater visibility into fuel management of the helicopter while also providing instantaneous data such as fuel flow and dynamic range ring data.