FADEC - FULL AUTHORITY DIGITAL ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM
RotorWay International's award winning FADEC system is a computerized, fully redundant electronic engine control system; the result of extensive research and development. This patented system controls the A600 Talon power plant. The processing unit provides the power plant with the correct fuel, air and ignition ratios required for optimum performance with minimum fuel expenditure. Sensors monitor the engine's vital functions. These are provided to the pilot via a digital display in the cockpit. This display will also automatically indicate any system operating out of its normal range -- on the ground or in the air. Unique to this system is its component redundancy.
All systems have a backup. In the event of a malfunction or total failure of any system component, including the electronic control unit, a redundant system will automatically engage for uninterrupted operation of the aircraft. With the introduction of the A600 Talon important advancements were made on the secondary unit of the FADEC system; making the patented system adaptable to a wide variety of applications and markets, including fixed-wing aircraft. Previously, the secondary ECU unit, or second "brain", would backup the primary unit at predetermined settings. New advancements allow the secondary control function to monitor and backup the primary unit to current environmental conditions.
Another new feature of the FADEC system is the ability to record the last 900 hours of flight. With readings taken every second, this stored information can be used to diagnose problem areas as well as review recent flight history. Utilizing the latest online technology and the sophisticated capabilities of the FADEC system, RotorWay International is able to diagnose and adjust a customer's engine and FADEC directly from the factory to anywhere in the world.