Safe2Land controls a Garmin1000-Autopilot in X-Plane 11
Safe2Land can directly control an Autopilot to fly an emergency route in case of engine-out. This is demonstrated in an X-Plane 11 setup. We program the required heading and and sink rate by means of commands via UDP to the G1000 within a C172 airplane in the flight simulator. In the video the simulated engine-off emergency is south of EDLA and the Safe2Land App selected a route to the threshold of runway 23. In the Video you can see that this route can be easily flew by means of the autopilot connected to the G1000. Of course, we could also control an autopilot in a real airplane and in the near future we will demonstrate this by means of a research aircraft. Stay tuned!
Real Emergency Landing Exercise with the brand-new Safe2Land with SFD
Another real emergency landing exercise with the Katana DV20. Again, this video shows a simulated emergency landing at Arnsberg-Menden Airport (EDLA or FAM). The pilot approached the airfield inbound to southeast and set the engine to idle at about 1600 ft above the center of the runway. Then he flew at the speed of best gliding (65-70 kn) guided by the integrated Smart Flight Director (SFD) of the Safe2Land App. Note that by means of SFD the pilot doesn't need to know the best gliding speed. Even laywoman oder -men are able to fly the airplane in case of an engine-out or pilot's incapacitation emergency. Although there was significant crosswind from the south, an unexperienced copilot easily managed control the airplay to the threshold of runway 23 at the perfect height for a landing flare. There is also a wind estimator and the Safe2Land's App glide path was permanently adapted to the updated wind situation. Besides the SFD there is also a flight path trend line over a moving satellite image. Note, that in case of an emergency, the pilot can select between a published runway of the EDLA airport and various emergency landing fields that are stored in a precomputed database. In an upcoming video we show that Safe2Land can also advise an Autopilot to fly the emergency route to the threshold.
Engine-out in IMC with lack of ILS
Emergency landing in blind flight. In this video you can see an emergency landing approach at Instrument Flying Conditions (IMC). Due to the high speed of the glide path calculation by our moving target method, it is possible to make an emergency landing even with complete loss of visibility and lack of any conventional instrument based approaches (FPV, ILS). This is demonstrated here on the flight simulator X-Plane 11 for an emergency landing on the airfield Santa Cilia De Jaca.