LCAS’ fully certified (Supplemental Type Certificate) Cessna 185 wingtip-mounted pods carry the magnetometer sensor and requisite electronics. The outboard part of the pod system contains the provisions for the magnetometer sensor and the inboard part houses the amplifier. The orientation of the sensor is adjustable, to provide optimum coupling with the earth’s magnetic field. This innovation eliminates the traditional towed bird system and offers significant advantages in data quality, pilot work load reductions, survey flight efficiencies, and safety in all types of terrain.
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.