Aerotronics Flight / Weapons Controller Hardware
Aerotronics LLC is a producer of Military Grade Flight Control and Weapon control Hardware as well as high-end flight simulation hardware. Our core business revolves around production of the HOTAS for most of the United States fighter jet and Helicopter inventory. We have expanded to the UAV market, as well as Space Vehicle Controllers and Weapons System Controllers.
Custom engineering: Almost everything we have made was the result of an industrial request. To many customers, we are the “go to” people for designing and building simulation items that are not readily available in the market. We pride ourselves on being inventive, resourceful and thinking “outside the box”. We have built many “never done before” projects for companies in Canada, Austria, Korea, Singapore, as well as here in the US. Some of these projects include tactical systems used in actual aircraft.
F-35 / F-22 Cockpit Trainer Stations. We have been asked by Air Force to build several Cockpit trainers with a rear slide entry. The first prototype was completed Q1 2020 and features dimensionally accurate form factor, a rear slide entry design and an robust all metal contruction.
Martin Baker MK-16 Simulator Ejection Seats for F-35. Obviously, those Cockpit trainers with a rear slide entry need seats too. These seats are a beautiful recreations of the Aircraft seat. It features an all aluminum chassis and a adjustable seat height and angle.
F-5E/F Aircraft HOTAS upgrade grips. Aggressor squadrons have been upgrading the HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) on outdated F-5 airframes to handle the new modernized electronics. Aerotronics has been selected as the supplier of these grips.
Prototype grips for the Air Force Special Operations Command Armed Overwatch Program. Aerotronics has been given the honor of helping design and build the next generation of HOTAS grips for a new Air Force Aircraft. We are unable to share details a this time.
Virtual Reality Rapidly Reconfigureable Jet Agressor Stations. With VR, the grips and controllers need to be in the right positions with the right feel. The seat needs to be at the right angle, and every pushable button needs to be mapped to the VR environment. We are teaming with other companies to develop F-16, F-35, F/A-18, T-6, F5E stations that can be rapidly reconfigureable.
Fully functional high fidelity C-130 throttle quadrant with "lift up" gating mechanisms, C-130H yokes and Nav grips.
UAV Control stations: Block 15 and the new upgraded Block 30 controllers for Reaper-like / Warrior stations: We have been building Block 15 stations. Now we are also building the Block 30 UAV throttle quadrants
Movies! See if you can guess what parts we made in the Captain Marvel Movie (Hint: F-15, and Ejection Seats) and the Top Gun 2
Lakota UH-72A Simulator Project: We were awarded a large contract for UH-72A (Lakota Helicopter) / Eurocopter EC-145 Cyclic and Collective controllers. The contract called for 204 units to be completed in less than 6 months. Prototypes were required within 2 months. Amazingly, we were able to deliver the prototypes and production units on time. We have had secondary orders for a high fidelity version. These require synchronized dual twist grips for the pilot and copilot collectives. Not an easy fix...but we did it!!
Next Gen TX Project Jet Simulator HOTAS, Rudder Pedals, Displays. Radar Warning Receivers RWR for A-10 and F-16
F-35 Rudder Pedals! UAV rudder pedals, Space Vehicle Controllers for the CST-100 Starliner space capsule sims
We have provided equipment to many of the US Airforce Bases, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, L-3, AFRL, Environmental Tectonics. International customers include Israel, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, South Korea, The Netherlands and Austria.
Aerotronics LLC was born out of
an industry need for a high fidelity
military simulation hardware with competitive
pricing, and faithful reliability. We strive to support all points in the price value reliability triangle and deliver within a reasonable lead time.
Aerotronics Engineering Innovations
Aerotronics has developed unique solutions for the industry simulation needs. For example: If you want an authentic feel to the F-16 throttle action with the proper detents and stops, you would normally need to build a heavy, bulky side wall to house the throttle guide rail.
Instead, Aerotronics has successfully provided all of the gates, detents and stops with the side wall built completely internally. Our rudder system is the most rugged in its price class, complete with hidden integrated toe brakes and accurate actuation forces. The force transducers accurately represent the force loading of the real F-16 FLCS base using strain gauge technology. In every piece of equipment we develop, Aerotronics finds a way to redefine the industry standard.
- HOTAS systems for the cockpit and desktop
- Robust Rudder Pedals
- Head Up Display (HUD) Avionics System
- Reproduction of rare parts
- Rapid prototyping: finding new ways to deliver
- Design and implementation of new hardware
- On-Site Manufacturing and precision CNC machining
- Uncompromising quality control standards
Why Aerotronics? What distinguishes us from the rest?
4 words: Price, Quality, Timeliness, Innovation.
Price: Our promise is to deliver the best value. We offer several grades of fidelity and material, including aluminum, steel, carbon fiber, fiberglass and resin. If price is the most important factor, we will supply the best equipment available for your budget. Upgrades in quality and delivery time frames are always available for a premium.
Quality: Our flight hardware is designed by an aerospace engineer who takes pride in developing a robustness that exceeds design specifications. Since flight simulators get 100 times the abuse of the real jet, we develop stronger grips.
Timeliness: Some of our competing hardware manufacturers have lead times of upwards of 12 to 24 months. As a smaller company, Aerotronics can often manipulate staffing for rush orders unlike larger, inflexible companies.
Innovation: Aerotronics implements new, practical solutions for an expanding lineup of products.
Be wary of vendors who promise the world and then cannot deliver. There may be projects that cannot be delivered at a given price. We would let you know that up front.