Electronic Canopy Sequencer & Canopy Sequencer Plus
Canopy open lighting (red/yellow) top photo nose door, Canopy closed/locked (green) bottom nose door.
Photos courtesy of Ron Long of Phoenix, Arizona
Ron is using our Autochute II Plus w/ the Canopy Sequencer Plus on his Thunderbirds SM F-4
Our electronic canopy sequencer takes all the work out of setting up an operating canopy system. The unit helps to set the timing sequences necessary to maintain the canopy open/close cylinders as well as the locking mechanisms and the associated timing necessary to achieve a reliable canopy system. There are two systems available. One is a stand alone system complete with separate inputs from the retract, flap and brake channels and two, for use exclusively with the Autochute II Plus unit with canopy output.
Features include the following:
Single input from a single channel for canopy control.
ATV's (and reverse) available for both locking servos/canopy valve port and canopy cylinder servo/valve port. This allows complete control separate from the transmitter for servo endpoints and servo arm rotation direction.
Operates both servo and air operated systems. Servo slow on canopy output ports for realistic canopy operation using a servo.
two lock sequences available with programmable timing between the canopy circuit and the lock circuit. Allows very slow canopy movement with a programmable lock timing sequence.
Works with any radio system
Canopy Sequencer Plus unit is designed to be controlled by our Autochute II Plus, thus requiring no additional receiver channels to be used to operate the canopy.
Externally mountable system status lighting tree. Easy to see in daylight. Usually mounts to nose door or wing root for easy visibility. Green light for "closed locked", combo Red/Yellow lights for "open/un-locked). See photo above.
Separate power port for servo power. Allows the unit to function even with 2.7 volt logic system radios.
Manuals available online:
Canopy Sequencer Plus Unit
Canopy Sequencer Standard Input Unit