Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) takes situational awareness to a new level, regardless of what you can or cannot see through the windshield. Acquiring information from multiple certified databases, synthetic vision graphically depicts obstacles, terrain, water, and airports, providing you with all the information you require for safer travel.
With stall protections developed as part of the Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS), coupled go-arounds are possible without disengaging the autopilot. With this feature, the autopilot remains engaged and will fly the missed approach. If power is not added, the USP system will maintain a speed just above stall warning, adjusting airplane pitch attitude as required.
The M500 features the pinnacle of pilot and passenger peace of mind: Level Mode, a function that, when triggered, will return the aircraft to a wings level attitude with zero vertical speed. Upon activation, Level Mode will automatically engage the flight director and autopilot functions to return the aircraft to straight and level flight. By simply pressing the blue button, Level Mode is activated and cancels all armed and active modes, without impeding other autopilot modes available. This ingenious additional safety measure provides further reassurance for pilot and passengers in the circumstantial case it would be required.
Preventing the onset of stalls, spins, steep spirals, and loss-of- control conditions, this passive feature discourages aircraft operation outside the desired flight envelope. ESP functions independently of the autopilot system, and only takes effect when the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft with the autopilot disengaged. It works as a soft barrier to keep the Piper M500 inside the preferred performance envelope by automatically engaging servos to slightly correct control surface positions when the aircraft exceeds one or more flight parameters, essentially encouraging it back inside optimal flight specifications.
GTS 33 ES + GTX 825 = ADS-B “IN” AND “OUT”
The standard GTX 33 ES and GTX 825 provides ADS-B “Out” functionality. ADS-B “In” can be achieved by adding the optional GTS 825 Traffic Advisory System. The GTS 825 (ADS-B “In”) traffic systems provide a comprehensive traffic picture. It can track up to 75 targets within a 40 nm interrogation range. Additionally, spoken ATC-like aural alerts help manage your safe flight.
UNDERSPEED PROTECTION (USP)
Underspeed Protection (USP) is an intuitive flight director function that reacts to underspeed conditions in a way that allows the autopilot to remain engaged, but prevents the airplane from stalling.