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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 20 years - continuing the commitment
The Fall 2016 dealer meeting went very well and we are excited about our future. The team at Satloc, led by John Lueger and Sales Manager Mike Thurman, are keen and ready to keep you guided.
And we have fantastic trade in programs to talk to you about!
Product line details can be seen below, and feel free to call Cheryl or Jason with your questions. 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
Fall 2016 news: Litestar IV with Logging and more options will soon be here.
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
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:
Take what your GPS tells you and divide that by what you know to be true.
Then times that by the existing calibration number.
For example, GPS says you sprayed 95 gallons, you know you sprayed 100.
Calibration code was 310.
Formula 95/100 * 310 = 294.50 new code.
If your GPS says you are putting out more than you know to be true, you will end up increasing your calibration code.
If less than you know to be true, decrease your calibration 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 March 2016 - we can send any of this software direct to you. No charge!
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.