Reabe Aircraft Improvement (Reabe AI) announced its launch of the new 7½” Reabe Smart Gate. The design and software of the 7½” Reabe Smart gate is nearly identical to the newly STC certified 5” Reabe Smart Gate. It retains all of the features that our customers appreciate from the 5” model; however, slight mechanical modifications were made to increase the force for a 7½” gate box. The 7½” Reabe Smart Gate retains the same durability and light weight, at 35lb, obtains a 5.5-inch gate opening, and runs constant and variable rate application. The system interfaces with all major GPS units. The simplicity of the electric system, 4 components and wiring, limits maintenance and installation time. The new model has been successfully flight tested during the 2020 season with accuracy and dependability. This is great news as Reabe AI can now serve operators that require heavy application with a 7½” gate box.

The 7½” Reabe Smart Gate design is the logical extension of the FAA STC certified 5” Reabe Smart Gate, which possesses notable reliability and safety standards. Safety is paramount to Reabe AI which makes mechanical redundancy a key feature of the Reabe Smart Gate. The system allows the lever and all mechanical linkages to remain entirely intact as a secondary system, so the gate may be manually operated by the pilot at any time during flight. The primary purpose of the mechanical redundancy is that it provides an added emergency feature, and ensures that the aircraft can always work on dry application even if a system error occurs. It also provides the benefit of being able to close the gate manually, in flight, after an emergency dump.

Pilot and mechanic feedback has been vital in the development of the Reabe Smart Gate, leading to unprecedented features. Reabe AI is always working for its customers by making improvements as they continuously strive to make their products the most customer friendly, intuitive, and dependably safe. Reabe AI takes pride in providing exceptional customer service to ensure customer satisfaction. Visit ReabeAir.com to access manuals, install instructions, and view Reabe Gate support videos that detail all features from basic to complex, including variable rate.

Reabe AI’s vision of developing solutions that move the Ag industry forward in efficiency and safety comes from three generations of Ag Aviation experience starting with Reabe Flying Service (incorporated in 1945) to Reabe Spraying Service (founded in 1979). Reabe Aircraft Improvement (founded in 1991) identifies problems encountered by our family’s skilled and experienced pilots and mechanics, and works diligently to develop solutions. Reabe Aircraft Improvement is proud to launch the newest solution to the Ag industry, the 7 ½” Reabe Smart Gate. Visit ReabeAir.com or contact Jeff Reabe for more information. Come see them at 2020 NAAA Convention in Savannah at Booth 716/718.