The 510G is equipped with an MVP-50T engine-monitoring system, which includes about 50 functions, some of which are specific to agricultural operations.
Several different systems can be installed for firefighting purposes.
While many airplanes leave the factory with electronic quantity indicators, lines on the composite walls of the hopper also help the pilot know how much is left.
The stick is linked to the ailerons through pushrods, helping create terrific maneuverability.
Several DGPS options are available that help agricultural and firefighting pilots make highly accurate applications.
On the outside, the Thrush might appear to be a basic airplane. But there is a lot of advanced technology inside, prompting the need for a large circuit-breaker panel.
Being a turbine-powered taildragger, the Thrush requires the pilot to have strong stick and rudder skills.
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