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KEEPING YOU GUIDED RIGHT WITH
Satloc and Yorkton Aircraft have a long successful relationship dating back to 1995.
Helping SATLOC users for over 25 years - continuing the commitment
Product line details can be seen below, and feel free to call Cheryl with your questions. You can count on us for support long after your purchase. We look forward to hearing from you.
THE SATLOC GPS PRODUCT LINE
THE G4: SMARTER AND MORE POWERFUL
The Satloc G4™ is the most complete and advanced aerial guidance system for aerial applicators. Built with an Intel® Dual-Core™ i7 processor, the G4 has top of the line processing power and includes Windows® 7 64-bit operating system.
If you would like to test fly the G4 from your home computer we can arrange that for you. Email us or call us and we will send you a copy of the G4 flight simulator.
Featured here is the 9" moving map screen - a 7" screen is also available (same screen as shown in the Bantam picture below). View Data Sheet
THE BANTAM: A little more BASIC SYSTEM
There are still a number of small aircraft in Canada and it is so exciting to have such a snazzy GPS system to offer. If your needs are basic, but you want a moving map system, this is the unit for you.
Pictured here is the Satloc 7" screen. The larger Satloc 9" G4 screen (as seen above) also interfaces to the Bantam if you prefer a larger viewing area. Talk to us about these options. View Data Sheet
Alert!!! We are looking for used BANTAM systems. Now is a great time to trade in your unit for a G4 system. Call us!
THE LITESTAR IV - THE REAL BASIC SYSTEM
The next generation in affordable entry-level GPS guidance
Seen here, the LiteStar III™ is the next generation entry-level guidance system for aerial applicators. The all-new L7 lightbar and intuitive controller will simplify and improve all types of spraying applications. Simply confirm pattern type and swath width at startup and go to work, or immediately recall the previous job after boot up and go right back to where you left off.
The LiteStar III includes the L7 lightbar, LiteStar III controller, A21 antenna and associated cables. View Data Sheet
As information on the Litestar IV comes out we will post the information here.
FLOW CONTROL - THE "OTHER" ON BOARD FATIGUE REDUCER
Intelliflow 2 released November 2017 - more details coming
With the IntelliFlow™ control system on board, spray rates will be automatically controlled with an accurate constant flow upwind and down.
Also used for variable rate mapping as well as automatic spray on/off. View Data Sheet
If you have flow control, we highly recommend installing an inline strainer ahead of your flow meter and valve. See details here.
Flow Control Meter Ranges
Correct meter capacity is critical to accurate readings. Be sure you have the right meter!
Trimec: Typical Factory Calibration 94~
Meter is round
15 - 150 GPM
30 - 300 GPM
60 - 600 GPM
T ypical Factory Calibrations
The 1.5, 2" meters: 318~
The 1" meter: 995~,
Meter is hexagonal - most popular in Canada
0.75 - 7.50 GPM
2.0 - 15.0 GPM
5.0 - 50.0 GPM
15.0 - 180 GPM
40 - 400 GPM
2" TM0200L - has 1.5" throat
15.0 - 180 GPM
Flow Meter Calibration Adjustments:
The best way to make changes is to work with known quantities. Know your required quantities, know what went out,
Formula: what is required for the job divided by what you actually used (the known actual value is always the denominator).
Then times that by the existing calibration number. It seems that only making a 50% adjustment to code is more effective than a big change.
For example: your existing meter cal is 310. You knew you had to spray out 95 gallons. Your measurement post job says you sprayed 100 gallons.
Math looks like this:
Formula 95/100 * 310 = 294.50
310 - 294.5 times 50% is 7.75. Change old code by 7.75, 310 -7.75 = 302.25
If your are not putting out enough product you will be increasing your code.
If you are over applying, you will decrease your code.
Flow Valve Maintenance - click here for instructions.
Pressure Switch Adjustments - click here for a field reference.
This Yorkton Aircraft addition to your GPS system to help you manage your pump and boom differential management is a must have. Many don't realize how hard their pump is working and forcing the flow control valve to deal with all that pressure PLUS give you exact target rates. Read more here.
Laser Altimeters by Ag Laser
The interest in this products reminds us of when Flow Control was first introduced. Pilots/owners questioned the value in the product. But those who fly with it now, won't fly without it. Both flow control and this Laser are tools for the pilot to help him do a job very well and reduce his work load, protecting his fatigue factor.
As one pilot told us:
"When I'm tired I suspected I flew higher. The laser proved that to me. Plus at dusk, last of the daylight I always seem to question my spray height given the low light conditions. My Laser Altimeter helps me do a consistent job and helps to keep me safe."
Click here for more info.
Glass Panel in the Ag Planes, new age coming true
If you want to see how the GPS looks with Glass Panel Technology, here it is.
SATLOC USER TIPS
GPS OFFICE SOFTWARE
The pilot's office companion! It's free to Satloc users.
The program is called Mapstar - our newest release came out in October 2015
The latest version has a direct KML (Google earth) file converter.
Let's have a conversation about how this software can help your operation.
LATEST SOFTWARE VERSIONS
As of November 2017 - we can send any of this software direct to you. No charge!
IStar Launch: G4_18.104.22.1687
M3: 22.214.171.1245 *USB only, 2.5.50 for card systems
Mapstar users, if you need a key code to activate your software call Cheryl or Jason at 1.800.776.4656 with your software version. (Version is found under Mapstar Help, Key Code)
USED SATLOC SYSTEMS FOR SALE
Occasionally we take in a used system. Check here often for details.
OUR GPS STORY
Another GREAT GPS STORY:
Young pilot to senior pilot - "That is the best damn fatigue instrument ever made!"
Senior pilot says, "What do you mean, I don't have one of those on board?"
Young pilot, "you sure do- it's right there in front of you. It's called a lightbar! When I'm fighting to grab my line or can't stay centered, I know it's time to rest!"
This story was told to us by Leif Isaacson, the 2014 NAAA President, when he joined Yorkton Aircraft's new pilot session held at the February 2014 CAAA Conference in Regina.