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listing placed 25 December 2012 United Kingdom
Cell Switch To Control Aircraft Preheats
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To do or not to do?
There are compelling arguments on both sides of the topic. In some cases, if you own a small two-seater and keep it in an unheated hangar, then there is no debate; no preheat, no flying that day
For those that preheat, there is a sub-debate that regularly arises; do you use the big heater available at the FBO and warm your airplane?s engine up in 45 minutes or less, or do you subscribe to the theory that using a small heat source for a longer period of time (such as light bulb or small electric heater under a blanket-draped cowling) is better?
While it?s not our intention to job into the debate, we can provide a solution to airplane owners that subscribe to the light bulb or small heater theory that deals with the inconvenience of making two trips to the airport when they want to fly; once to turn on the heater, and the second time several hours later when ready to fly.
We found an inexpensive solution in another industry that we specialize in: home automation. We have been using a device called the GSM Remote Control in many applications to operate equipment remotely. It?s easily adapted for use by pilots for remote starting of preheaters.
This unit operates on the GSM cellular network ? You simply install a SIM card in the unit programed by your cell phone dealer and you?re ready to go!
You can easily add a line to your existing cell plan in many cases for $9.99 a month or even less. The remote switch will even work with some prepaid cell plans - keep in mind though, that these prepaid plans many cost you more in long run, since many of them require that you purchase additional time every few months, even if you don?t use any minutes
The GSM remote switch is turned on by calling it ? from any phone. It doesn?t use any minutes because it doesn?t answer the phone ? it looks at the Caller ID of the incoming call and if it recognizes it, it will reject the call and turn on the remote switch.
It can be pre-set to stay on for up to 18 hours. As an additional safety feature, it can also be programmed to ignore calls if it does not recognize the caller ID. Customizing and programming is simple ? it?s done by send it text messages.
This new concept allows pilots to control an Aircraft Pre Heaters from a cell phone. The cell phone switch operates on any Global Cell Phone Network with a Pre Pay network Sim Card. This system is factory pre-wired and once a Sim card has been installed and functional, all the network and power LEDs are visible from on the exterior of the enclosure. You only need to plug the unit into a mains AC power socket and then plug in the Aircraft heater into the Universal socket on the face of the unit.
The system is fuse protected at both high and low voltages. The system has an on board power supply and battery backup supply and will even report if the power fails at the location of the Hanger. The system does not need continually sending text messages as this unique system will operate by just a free telephone call to switch the device on and another to switch the device off!!!
Simplicity at its best and with a 3 years manufacturer?s warranty
Brieft Description ;
Cell Switch Control, to control Aircraft Preheaters and this system comes with full F.C.C & C.E. Certification. There are cheap copy products that have no certification so avoid them, they are dangerous.
To find out more about the GSM Auto use to control Aircraft Preheaters and what it can do for you, please email: email@example.com or visit us at www.witura.com