WX-500  

L3 Technologies - Stormscope System
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WX-500

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FEATURES
  • Weather mapping sensor that adds storm avoidance capability to many modern multi-function displays (MFD)
  • Interfaces with most popular MFDs thereby integrating lightning detection and avoidance information along with navigation and other data that MFD outputs
  • Up to 200 nautical mile range
  • Pilot selectable strike and cell modes
  • Display of airspace in 120° forward and 360° surrounding views
  • Heading stabilization
  • Stores lightning data on all ranges simultaneously
  • Strike rate indicator
  • Built-in self tests
Common MFD interfaces include: Arnav MFD-5200 MFD Bendix/King MFD Bendix/King MFD Garmin GNC-420 GPS/Comm Garmin GNS-430 GPS/Nav/Comm Garmin GNS-530 GPS/Nav/Comm Garmin GNC-420 GPS/Comm UPS Aviation MFD Click Here for an informative Stormscope vs. Datalink comparison Click Here to access the Stormscope Internet site Click Here to download WX-500 Pilot's Guide

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Temperature Range: 0-55C (display/processor) -55 to 70C (antenna) Altitude: 25000 ft. max (display/processor) 25000 ft. max (antenna)
Weight: 1.56 lb (display/processor) .92 lb (antenna) Size: 3.37"W x 3.37"H x 7.55"L (display/processor) 1.00"H x 3.45"W x 6.85"L (antenna)
Power Requirements: 10.5-32VDC input, 8W max Display Range: 25,50,100 nmi
TSO: C110a RTCA: DO-160B B4-CA(PKSABMNO)XXXXXXZ(AB)A(AZ)ZAB (display/processor) B4-AA(YJCLM)XSFXXXXXXXXXX (antenna)
Part Number Stormscope Description:
805-11500-001 Remote Processor Unit
830-11500-001 Stormscope System w/6 ft cable
805-10930-001 NY-163 antenna (white)
805-10930-002 Alternate NY-163 antenna (black)
817-11500-001 Installation Kit
803-10950-001 Antenna Cable (25 ft.)
803-10950-002 Alternate Antenna Cable (50 ft.)
803-10950-003 Alternate Antenna Cable (75 ft.)
803-10950-004 Alternate Antenna Cable (6 ft.)
803-10950-005 Alternate Antenna Cable (12 ft.)

 

803-10950-001
- Antenna Cable Assy (25' Right Angle)
Price Condition Delivery
$675.00 NEW OUTRIGHT CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

805-11500-001
- Stormscope Processor

NSN: 5999-01-533-8554

Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

805-11590-001
- Mounting tray
Price Condition Delivery
$370.00 NEW OUTRIGHT CALL OR RFQ
CALL OR RFQ SV OUTRIGHT CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

830-11500-001
- Stormscope System (w/ 6 ft cable)
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ NEW OUTRIGHT CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

WX-500
- Stormscope System
Price Condition Delivery
CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ CALL OR RFQ

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

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Because Stormscope weather mapping systems detect electrical discharge activity, antenna placement relative to other active electrical components is critical. The antenna must be placed at a location that is free from excessive electrical interference. The ideal location varies for aircraft to aircraft. To ensure an interference-free antenna location, every aircraft must be skinmapped prior to installation of the Stormscope antenna. The skinmap must be done with the engines and all electrical systems operating. The Stormscope requirement for an antenna ground plane and a noise free environment complicates installation in aircraft with wood, fabric, or composite construction. Each aircraft needs to be analyzed individually for best antenna location. Avoid mounting the antenna near active electrical components whenever possible. General clearance guidelines are: - Strobe lamps and power supplies 5 ft. (1.5 meters) - Pitch trim servos and amplifiers 3 ft. (1 meter) - Fluorescent lamps and ballasts 5 ft. (1.5 meters) - Heater ignitors 5 ft (1.5 meters) - Air conditioner and heater blowers - DME/Transponder/TCAS antennas 4 ft. minimum (1.2 meters) - Inflight telephone antennas 4 ft (1.2 meters) - VHF comm antennas 1 ft. (.3 meters) - ADF antennas 1 ft. (.3 meters) - Any current carrying cable 2 ft. (0.6 meters) Stormscope sensors are adversely affected by the build up of static charges. Do not mount the antenna near any composite materials (e.g. plastic covers, radomes, fiberglass housings, windows, etc.) as these devices can build up static charges. Avoid mounting the antenna in the ground return current path between the battery and alternator, and the battery and blower motors of other heavy current carrying equipment. Aircraft skin currents may cause antenna interference.
Under certain conditions, the Garmin 400W/500W series units will not provide serial heading information to the L3 WX-500 Stormscope. Even if the WX-500 unit is wired for synchro heading, there may be issues with the WX-500, GDL-69 datalink, and crossfill between two Garmin units. Also, some issues have been encountered with the COM flip/flop key not switching between the active and standby frequencies. As of 8/20/07, Garmin plans to resolve these issue with the next software release. The software upgrade should be able to be completed at your local Garmin authorized facility.
The WX-SM Skinmapper and WX-PA Portable Analyzer are required to properly install the WX-500.

The WX-SM Skinmapper is required to verify the ideal location for the WX-500 antenna. The antenna must be installed in a location on the aircraft that is free from electrical interference. The ideal location varies on each aircraft. The skinmapping must be performed with all engines and electrical systems operating.

The WX-PA Portable Analyzer is required to test the system after installation. The WX-PA analyzes the accuracy of strike and heading information for the stormscope system.
No, the flight manual supplement from the manufacturer of the display being used to display the Stormscope information is used instead.