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Rotortuner Flitepad

The Ultimate Rotortuner Controller

The latest standard in ruggedized tablet design for mobile aviation applications.


Flitepad is a high-performance tablet that combines a full Microsoft® Windows Operating System, ruggedised design, and touch-screen functionality (glove compatible). Flitepad’s primary function is to provide a next-generation user interface for Helitune’s Rotortuner systems, including the RT-6, RT-2000, and the RT-5JS+. The product’s universal design can be readily configured for other aviation and harsh environment applications.

Features and benefits

  • RTCA/DO-160G EMC and Environmental compliance
  • Fully ruggedised and sealed enclosure
  • Wide operating Temperature Range (-20C, +55C)
  • Compatible with RT-2000, RT-5JS+, and RT-6 Helitune products
  • High-performance processing
  • Future-proofed architecture with 10+ years of support
  • Fully integrates with Helitune RT-Vision
  • Touchscreen operation with gloved hands
  • Optional Modular Printer
  • Bright LCD sunlight-readable display
  • Directly compatible with aircraft +28V DC supply

Design overview

Flitepad delivers a seamless upgrade path for existing RT-2000 or RT-5JS+ operators and a powerful new platform for the latest-generation equipment, RT-6 & HT-VHM. The product is qualified to meet the stringent requirements of RTCA/DO-160G for EMC and Environmental compliance.

Helitune has worked with its military customers to develop a form factor that is suitable for use on a wide range of aircraft platforms, including attack helicopters where space is at a premium.

Human factors and ergonomic design considerations have resulted in a lightweight magnesium alloy case, with tactile grips and a touch screen user interface.

The advanced Intel® Atom processing architecture allows rapid calculation of Track & Balance results using Helitune’s Minimum Flight Regime (MFR) algorithm.

Large solid-state disk capacity allows the hosting of a database that provides seamless integration with the RT-Vision Ground Station. Data can either be directly synchronised between Flitepad and RT-Vision, alternatively, the Flitepad database may be backed up onto the ruggedised USB stick and restored onto RT-Vision or copied to another Flitepad. The optional modular printer retains the unique Helitune Rotortuner capability to produce easy-to-read hardcopy printouts of adjustments when in-flight, reducing valuable maintenance turnaround time and supporting the reliable application of the adjustment.

User interface and operation

The intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) has individual control tabs for each major system function, making Helitune’s Rotortuner products easy to use. The GUI uses easily recognisable icons throughout, to create a standardised interface for all international versions. Flitepad has a sunlight-readable, high contrast colour display with user brightness control and a glove-compatible touch screen.

Flitepad Leg Strap

                                       Optional - Leg Strap for secure retention of Flitepad

Glove image

                                     Optional - Glove compatible touchscreen operation

Flitepad has a range of interfaces for in-flight and desktop connectivity. Flitepad operates directly from +28VDC aircraft power with an internal battery providing 2 hours (4 hours optional) of endurance when aircraft power is not available. A range of accessories is available including a carry handle, shoulder strap, leg strap, and ruggedised memory stick.

RT-6 USB Stick

                                Helitune RT-6 USB memory stick for data backup or transfer

Flitepad with Printer

                                        Helitune Flitepad with detachable thermal printer module

Product Specification

Display8.4” 800 X 600 TFT touchscreen, 800cd/m2 typical
IPIP 65 standard (IP 20 for printer) 
Shock Resistant1m drop onto concrete
Processor/MemoryIntel® Atom™ E3930 1.6Ghz 4GB DDR3 Memory
HHD32GB (Solid state)
Wi-FiOptional (switch-activated when included) 
Power Input10-36V DC (MIL-STD-704F)
Rugged AC Power Supplies AvailableYes
Battery Type / LifeLithium-ion 2hrs (4hrs optional)
Operating SystemWindows 10 Embedded (Option for Linux, QNX)
InterfacesUSB 2.0 (x3), Gigabit Ethernet, RS232, RS422, RS485
Size258mm x 179mm x 53mm (without printer)

258mm x 218mm x 105mm (with printer)

Weight1.9Kg (Flitepad only)
 0.6Kg (Flitepad printer)
 EN61000-6-3:2007+A1 2011
Operating Temperature-20°C to +55°C (line power)
 -10°C to +45°C (battery power)
Storage Temperature-40°C to +70°C

Rotortuner Upgrade Path

Rotortuner Upgrade Path

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