Tornado Spin and Incidence Limiting System (SPILS) Control Panel

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0245
Category: Flight Control
Object Type: Control/Data Entry
Object Name: Tornado Spin and Incidence Limiting System (SPILS) Control Panel
Part No: 29-068-01
Serial No: 002
Manufacturer: Elliott/Bodenseewerk
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Tornado 
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
145 
Height (mm):
37 
Depth (mm):
151 
Weight (g):
425 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

Elliott/Bodenseewerk
Pilots Control Unit
Type No. 29-068-01
Serial No. 002
Spec No. SP-P-41600
Ident No.
NATO Stock No.
Modification Record -
Mfd by Marconi-Elliott Avionic Systems Ltd.

Notes:

Spin Prevention and Incidence Limiting System. SPILS is a duplex analogue system which operates in conjunction with the CSAS to achieve maximum aircraft lift in low level flight. It limits aircraft incidence, irrespective of the pilot’s demands, when maximum safe angles of attack are reached. Individual LRUs are the SPILS Computer and the SPILS Control Unit (C0245). (Janes 94 p444 full description of CSAS with photo).

This unit is the Tornado Spin Prevention Limiter System Control Panel. The unit has only an On/Off switch and an illuminated push switch labelled BITE/FAIL.

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