RPX Technologies Announces DynaTrack for Rotorcraft Optical Blade Tracking

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DynaTrack is an innovative, easy-to-use, and cost-effective optical blade tracker for helicopters

DynaTrack optical tracker by RPX Technologies

The DynaTrack optical tracker mounted inside the windscreen of helicopter

The DynaTrack optical blade-tracking accessory attaches to the windscreen, leaving both of the pilot’s hands free to fly the helicopter.

RPX Technologies announces the availability of DynaTrack, an innovative and cost-effective optical blade tracking accessory for rotorcraft. Highly accurate, DynaTrack is far more convenient to use than traditional hand-held tracking systems, because it eliminates the need for a dedicated tracker operator in flight. DynaTrack works with the DynaVibe GX3 dynamic balancing system, and when paired together they provide a complete, affordable track and balance system for rotorcraft.

The DynaTrack optical blade-tracking accessory attaches to the windscreen, leaving both of the pilot’s hands free to fly the helicopter. To capture the tracking data, the pilot simply presses a push-to-talk button that can be mounted to the collective or yoke. Alternatively, a mechanic in the aircraft can run all functions of the system from the GX3 handheld computer.

DynaTrack measures blade track, reporting the results with respect to the designated "master” blade. For example, DynaTrack might measure that the “slave” blade is 0.33 inches lower than the master. With this information, adjustments can be made according to the recommendations in the helicopter manufacturer’s maintenance manual. DynaTrack can capture multiple readings under different conditions to provide a complete sense of how vibration and blade track readings change under varying conditions.

The DynaTrack and DynaVibe GX are currently available for purchase from the RPX Technologies online store or through Aircraft Spruce.

  • The DynaVibe GX3 is available for purchase at a price of $3,995 and it includes the GX3 Balancer, two accelerometers, an optical tachometer with reflective tape, standard mounting hardware, USB/SD card reader, and a hard carrying case.
  • The DynaTrack optical tracker accessory for the DynaVibe GX3 is available for purchase at a price of $2,995.

Owners of existing DynaVibe GX2 systems are eligible for a free upgrade to a DynaVibe GX3 system with the purchase of a DynaTrack optical blade tracking accessory.

ABOUT RPX Technologies
RPX Technologies, the maker of the DynaVibe and DynaTrack systems, was founded in 2007 by two engineers with graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. Their backgrounds include an emphasis on vibration analysis and control systems and they each have over 20 years of sensor/measurement instrumentation design experience, including expertise with data acquisition and digital signal processing.

The company’s founders are also pilots, and over 10 years ago, they recognized the need to dynamically balance helicopter rotors. They built and tested a prototype balancing system. Recognizing the opportunity for an affordable prop balancer, they refined their prototype an in 2008 delivered the 1st generation DynaVibe to the market, now known as the DynaVibe Classic.

Today, RPX Technologies continues to provide an affordable prop balancer for individual aircraft owners and small shops with the DynaVibe Classic. It has also expanded into full spectrum vibration analysis with the DynaVibe GX3, a 3rd generation balancing system that also troubleshoots complex aircraft vibration problems. The company continues to pioneer solutions to improve flight safety, ride quality, performance and lower maintenance costs by extending DynaVibe system capabilities to vibration analysis for turbine engines and helicopter track and balance.

DynaVibe and DynaTrack systems are made in USA, with components sourced globally. For more information, please visit: http://www.rpxtech.com.

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