SpaceAge Control introduces angle-of-attack sensor for general-aviation aircraft

Oct. 8, 2008
PALMDALE, Calif., 8 Oct. 2008. SpaceAge Control Inc. in Palmdale, Calif., is introducing the 4239-01 sensor avionics to the detect angle of attack in commuter, business, and general-aviation aircraft.

PALMDALE, Calif., 8 Oct. 2008.SpaceAge Control Inc. in Palmdale, Calif., is introducing the 4239-01 angle of attack (AOA) sensor avionics for commuter aircraft, business jets, and general aviation airplanes.

Angle of attack refers to the angle between the wing and the aircraft's direction of travel. A high angle of attack indicates the aircraft may be in a dangerous attitude, and imminently could go into a stall if the pilot fails to lessen the angle of attack or add power.

The 4239-01 AOA sensor has a 100-Watt maximum continuous in-flight power requirement; weighs one pound; has de-icing capability per TSO-C16A and BSI 2G-135 (Section 8.7.2); has an electrical angle of -30 to +45 degrees; user-specified electrical angles are optionally available; and comes with a heated vane and sensor case.

"Customers asked us to supply an airflow sensor designed with smaller size, lower weight, and, most critically, lower power draw," says Tom Anderson III, chief executive officer of SpaceAge Control.

For more information contact SpaceAge Control online at

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