April 29th, 2016, 01:46
ALL the planes in the package are equipped with an autopilot, also the I-ALAN !!!
The autopilot in S.79CS was an experimental installation (as reported from some RA historical writers). Smiths and Sperry systems were tested and, probably (I did a deep research and there is NO evidence in ALL the texts and photos I found), was chosen the Sperry one. The system, very similar to autopilot used by Wiley Post in his Lockheed Vega, was license-built by Italian Salmoiraghi. In the T model,modified CSs for Rome-Dakar-Rio de Janeiro transatlantic flight, instead of Salmoiraghi, was used a more advanced autopilot (derived from Siemens K4u), license-built by Italian Microtecnica (there is NO photographic evidence, BUT it is clearly cited in Biseo's reports). The I-ALAN was a CS (you can...