The Cool City Force Trim System is designed to give the pilots of light to medium-sized helicopters some “hands free” time to perform other activities, or just relax for a bit. The system holds the cyclic in its position at the time the system was activated by pressing a switch on the cyclic. It also reduces the pilot’s stress and fatigue, by giving him a few minutes of relaxation time.
Once activated, the system holds the cyclic in place using a force gradient system that provides a “force feel” as the control is moved away from its center “engage” position.
he system is light weight, less than 5 lbs. installed, and is upgradeable to most of our other products, including our full-function, 3-axis Autopilot/SCAS system, the HFC-150.
The FT-100 is engaged and disengaged by using a switch mounted on the instrument panel. It can also be interrupted, by use of a convenient “Trim Release” switch mounted on the cyclic grip, for short-term maneuvering or re-centering.