S-TEC 3100 Offered on More Than 100 Aircraft Types

The S-TEC 3100 digital autopilot has been STC approved for more than 100 aircraft types. Genesys Aerosystems

Mineral Wells, Texas-based Genesys Aerosystems has added aircraft types to its list of Supplemental Type Certificated models for the S-TEC 3100 autopilot, bringing the list to more than 100 aircraft. Several models of the Cessna 300- and 400-series twins and the Piper PA-46 were recently added to the list and the company expects additional models, such as the Beechcraft King Air 100-series, Cessna P210, Mooney M20-series and more, to be added soon.

“In less than 10 months, we were able to certify the 3100 in more than 100 airframes and we aren’t stopping there,” said Jamie Luster, director of sales and marketing for Genesys Aerosystems. “This major milestone is a tribute to our 40 years of expertise with autopilots. We are excited for the next 6 months and beyond as we will be adding more and larger aircraft to our STC.”

In addition to standard autopilot functions, the S-TEC 3100 provides features such as automatic trim, envelope protection and alerting, a straight and level recovery button, indicated airspeed hold and altitude preselect in a retrofit package that ranges in price from $9,995 for an upgrade to $19,995 for a new installation. While previous servos can be used for an upgraded solution, reducing installation time, the S-TEC 3100 drives the servos differently for more precise control inputs compared with previous autopilots.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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