This modification involves the installation of STC’d (Supplemental Type Certificate) vertical gradient wingtip pods extending out from each wingtip. The pod assemblies are each designed to carry two magnetometer sensors mounted vertically over each other spread approximately 80 inches apart. This allows the ability to do three dimensional geographical survey operations.
Each upper and lower pod system contains the provisions for the magnetometer sensors. The amplifiers and requisite electronics are located in each wing tip. The orientation of the sensors are adjustable, to provide optimum coupling with the earth’s magnetic field. This innovation offers significant advantages in data quality, pilot work load reductions, survey flight efficiencies, and safety in all types of terrain. GPS antennas are also mounted to each modified wingtip.
The mod kit includes all the necessary doublers, support assemblies and attaching hardware, as well as new wingtips modified for wingtip pod assemblies, this allowing the OEM wingtips to remain un-altered.