Module for DG 1000/500
In close cooperation with DG-Flugzeugbau, Thiesen GmbH developed a anti-collision light for the DG1000/500 series. The ACL can ACL be used `Stand-Alone` and also in connection with a FLARM collision alarm unit. In connection with FLARM, the pulse repetition of the light flashes is regulated in dependency of a possible
critical situation. Therefore, the information will be read from the FLARM-Interface and depending on this the pulse repetition will be adapted.
Is FLARM activated, that means GPS-Receiving is on, the pulse sequence of the light
flashes will be extended up to approximate 5 seconds to minimize the power input. Due to this the average wattage is only approximate 3.3 watts.
A glider shows its smallest silhouette from the front and is therefore extreme hard to see
and accordingly endangered.
Is the FLARM-Device adjusted to alarm level 1, the iteration time is reduced to
approximate 1.5 seconds, at alarm level 2 to approximate 0.8 seconds and at alarm
level 3 to approximate 0.4 seconds. Due to this the visibility of the glider will be much
better for other air traffic participants.
Because of the special optical shape, the ACL has a directional characteristic for the
light flashes that will bundle the light especially in heading direction. Thereby it will be ensured that gliders will be recognized excellent