Sporty’s has introduced a new Flight Gear Timer focused on simplicity.
A timer is still one of the most useful tools a pilot can carry in his flight bag for timing fuel burn, cross country waypoints or instrument approaches, Sporty’s officials note.
Sporty’s new Flight Gear Timer features a full 10-digit keypad, which makes it fast and easy to enter exact times, and a large screen is well-suited to busy cockpits, officials added.
Sporty’s Timer can either count down or start from zero and count up. After time has expired, hitting the stop/reset button will automatically reset the timer to the last set time.
“Sporty’s Timer is simple — no clock, no modes, no multiple timers,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We love our glass panels, but pilots still have a need for a basic device such as this for timing when to switch fuel tanks, for example.”
With all the noise in the cockpit, audible alarms are often rendered useless so in addition to a loud beep, Sporty’s Flight Gear Timer is equipped with a flashing red LED to provide a visual indication when time has expired.
Measuring 2.75 inches by 3.15 inches by 1 inch, the timer operates on two AAA batteries.
Sporty’s Flight Gear Timer [#2550A] is available for $17.95.