Aviat Aircraft Unveils Several Enhancements To Husky
AFTON, Wy. (April 10, 2018) – The Aviat Husky has learned some impressive new tricks. The rugged and reliable Husky is flying off of the 2018 production line with more than a dozen upgrade options. Aviat Aircraft unveils these enhancements including an entirely new trim system, factory extended landing gear, a removable rear seat, an enhanced VFR and IFR panel featuring the latest from Garmin plus creature comforts such as heated seat options at the Aviat display at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., April 10-15.
“The Husky has a proud heritage; it’s reliable, safe and built with quality craftsmanship. It has a long-standing tradition for being the best-in-class and now it’s even better,” said Stuart Horn, president, Aviat Aircraft, Inc. “If you’ve been considering an upgrade or getting into a Husky for the first time, now is the time to buy. We listened to our customers and have been working hard to make enhancements that we know pilots and passengers will enjoy.”
Improved Takeoff And Flight Performance
The new trim system, which replaces the previous bungee system, features an elevator trim tab that reduces trim workload and system pressures. This system increases control stick feedback and provides a more pleasing flight experience.
Get ready for even smoother landings and incredible takeoff performance with the factory extended landing gear option. It makes the aircraft more stable for landing on terrain or slopes and adds propeller clearance by extending the gear four inches, moving the tires forward two inches and making the gear 12 inches wider.
Best Seats In The House
Just pull a few quick-release pins and the rear seat and rear stick of the Husky can be removed. Add the stick cover and the aft cabin is transformed into more than 35 cubic feet of cargo space. Another great new feature is the adjustable front seat which now slides forward and aft, locking in greater comfort for pilots of any height, plus making easier ingress and egress for pilots, passengers and cargo.
For those cold days and chilly altitudes, new heated seat options for pilot and passenger make flying a joy even on those long trips. A new tufted diamond-stitch pattern and tufted chevron pattern upholstery in multiple colors adds style to the interior while new ANR headset control box holsters make for a cleaner and clutter-free environment.
Check Out The View … Of The Cockpit: VFR And IFR Avionics
While flying a Husky is a thing of beauty promising many scenic adventures, the new cockpit further enhances the view. In addition to the Standard VFR panel, the Husky now offers an Enhanced VFR and IFR panelfeaturing the 10.6” Garmin G500 TXi touchscreen display. With a crisp display, integrated engine analytics and a GTN 750 Nav/Comm/GPS, this is the most capable, attractive and intuitive flight deck ever found in a Husky. There’s even a new glove box and device storage cubby.
The Enhanced IFR panel also offers the SAM digital standby altimeter and attitude, making the Husky the most mission capable recreational machine in the world. It is also autopilot ready, with the Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System. The S-TEC 3100 is a fully featured, attitude-based autopilot with workload-reducing and safety-enhancing capabilities that were previously unavailable on aftermarket autopilots.
A Sparkling Personality
Aviat Aircraft encourages and appreciates personal style. Each Husky can be customized with sound systems, floats, skis and now metallic paint. For the first time, Husky owners can enjoy this special paint treatment that adds stunning depth and esthetic appeal to set the airplane apart.
About Aviat Aircraft, Inc.
Crafted with pride in Afton, Wy., since 1941, Aviat Aircraft is the oldest continuously operating aircraft manufacturer in the United States. Whether working on a Husky, Pitts or Eagle kit airplane, each person at Aviat Aircraft possess a passion for perfection and pride of craftsmanship that results in the world’s finest aircraft, making Aviat aircraft the choice of pilots for decades. To learn more about Aviat Aircraft, Inc., visit AviatAircraft.com.