Airborne Observation Platform

Aug. 26, 2011

Soloy Aviation Solutions had outfitted two of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Cessna 206 aircraft with Soloy’s wing mount observation camera platform.

Soloy’s recent approval to locate a forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera on the wing of the Cessna 206 has proven to be an ideal location for surveillance and patrol.  The wing mount location allows for an unobstructed 360 view and better operational awareness. 

Soloy’s solution to mounting airborne cameras on a C-206 airframe is to utilize the C-206’s high wing location. Their STC’d wing mount places the camera outboard of the wing strut in a robust location that minimizes vibration to/from the airframe. This location further allows more maneuverability and visibility to the camera operator.  It also places the camera away from the hot exhaust trail and lens damaging exhaust emitted from the engine as well as runway debris.

The mount is adaptable to virtually any sized camera manufactured by all major camera manufactures such as FLIR and L3 (WESCAM). Installation is clean and straightforward and allows for any payload within the 24” depth, 18.5 diameter and 100 pound envelope.

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