Royal Communications Supports Lloyd’s Round-the-World Flight
Friday, September 22, 2017 | Comments

Pilot Brian Lloyd commenced a round-the-world flight from June to July to commemorate Amelia Earhart’s route 80 years ago in 1937. Royal Communications International supported the expedition. The two-month flight followed Earhart’s historic equatorial route.

“I chose the Micom-3T transceiver for my historic recreation of Amelia Earhart's flight due to its robust construction and outstanding reputation for reliability in a harsh environment,” Lloyd said. “While the control head is mounted in the cabin and lives in a more benign environment, the receiver/transmitter unit resides in an unheated and unpressurized avionics bay where the temperature may vary from +45 to -20 Celsius and the altitude may top 24,000 feet. In spite of this harsh environment, the Micom3T performed well.”

Lloyd said even the best equipment can fail, and he experienced an intermittent failure of the receiver/transmitter unit. A call to Royal Communications had a replacement unit on its way to Lloyd on the other side of the world in a day.

“Clearly the emphasis was to get my communications back up and running reliably as quickly as possible,” he said. “The replacement unit operated and continues to operate reliably.”

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