Paravion® offers a complete package of products to outfit the Cessna 208/208B Caravan as a world-class surveillance platform. This includes mounting provisions for external loads, work stations for equipment operators, and a forward monitor mount for cockpit reference.
C208ELP – External Load Provisions
The external load provisions are approved for installation on the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and can carry two loads of up to 150 lbs. each or a single load of up to 300 lbs. The load can have a maximum height of 26.25 inches when installed forward of station 241 and linearly decreasing to 9.41 inches when installed at station 332. The rails are designed to offer a flexible mounting solution for a variety of equipment, such as cameras, downlink antennas, etc. Typical installation labor time for the fixed provisions is 200 tech-hours.
C208WS – Workstation Installation
The workstation installation for the Cessna 208 Caravan and Cessna 208B Grand Caravan provides a means of mounting and storing a wide variety of mission equipment, such as camera controls, monitors, recorders, radios, downlink controllers, etc. It is ergonomically designed so that the operator can sit in a standard seat. The front of the workstation is constructed of a forward facing panel for holding visually accessible equipment and a desktop to mount such items as hand controllers. The interior of the workstation contains three shelves for holding remote-mount equipment. Each shelf, including the front panel, can hold up to 35 lbs. of equipment.
C208MM – Monitor Mount Installation
The monitor mount installation for the Cessna 208 Caravan and Cessna 208B Grand Caravan provides a means of mounting a pilot/co-pilot monitor in the cockpit so that surveillance operations can be easily monitored and flight path optimized for the camera operator. The mount is capable of holding a monitor that weighs less than 10.0 lbs. and is 10.0 inches high by 11.6 inches wide by 4.8 inches deep and an overall height limit when mounted of 12.1 inches.