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Cockpit Voice Recorders: Upgrading Mechanical A100/A100A/93A100-xx CVRs to Solid State CVRs
No. All A100 and A100A CVRs contain a fixed loop of tape. The recording duration is limited to 30 minutes.
For most aircraft presently operating the A100 / A100A / 93A100-xx CVR, the current production 2100-1020-00 is a slide-in direct replacement.
No. The mounting tray, mating connector, and aircraft wiring are unaffected.
L-3 offers a General Aviation derivative of the FA2100 CVR, for upgrading older GA-100s. Be sure to consult with L-3 Product Support in Sarasota, Florida, for details on compatibility.
Yes. L-3 offers direct replacement upgrades for Controllers and Mics. No airframe or wiring alterations are involved.
L-3 recommends a ground test of the SSCVR system, with the use of its 17TES0043 Portable Interface handheld device.
No. The 2100-1020-00 CVR can accept AC or DC power. No external Inverter module is needed.
No. In most rotorcraft installations, the Encoder is no longer needed with the FA2100 CVR. The FA2100 can accept direct frequency inputs of Rotor Speed data.
The A100S has a recording duration of 30 minutes. There are no modifications available that will increase the duration to 120 minutes.
No. All newly manufactured Model FA2100 SSCVRs are delivered with Underwater Locator Beacons.
L-3 delivers all recorders with 90-day Beacons which are approved under FAA TSO-C121b.
Five (5) year transferrable Warranty on all L-3 crash recorders.