Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has introduced an all-digital version of the company’s 2-inch standby package. The new, digital standby family features the company’s Flex Attitude Indicator, Flex Counter Drum Encoding Altimeter, and Flex Airspeed Indicator.
All three instruments are supported by an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) covering more than 180 aircraft models.
“The new Flex digital standbys can be easily installed in one day,” said Van Winter director of aftermarket sales and support for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. “There’s no need to cut the panel and you can utilize the existing secondary or emergency bus. Less down time means more flying time.”
Flex Digital Attitude Indicator
- Independent attitude without the need for GPS, magnetometer or airspeed
- Displays attitude, slip, turn rate, and heading during normal or standby operation
- Heading with primary avionics via external ARINC input
Flex Digital Counter Drum Encoding Altimeter
- Altitude target
- Approach Minimums alert
- Vertical speed indication
- 6-second vertical trend
- Barometric setting (millibars, hectopascals or inches of mercury)
- Certified to 55,000 feet AGL
Flex Digital Airspeed Indicator
- Configurable range markings
- Eliminate time and cost of mechanical range markings
- Ground Speed and True Air Speed can be displayed with external ARINC input
- User-selectable Mach number display
- Configurable dynamic VMO/MMO barber pole indicator
The Flex 2-inch digital instruments can be sold as a set with special three-pack pricing or sold individually.
For more information: 316-630-0101 or MCICO.com.
That is an optical illusion created by inclusion of the 140 label. I wonder if that 140 label can be configured, or all the labels based on range, or if the labels are automatically generated. It does say the range markings are configurable, but is that the full range or include the labels. Certainly v speeds must be configurable.
Greg Curtis says
The face of the speedometer seems some kind of logarithmic orientation. The tick marks seem okay until passing 100 kts, then 140 and 150 seem to arrive very quick, then a larger segment appears prior to 200 kts.
D Berend says
Really? They look pretty evenly spaced to me. The 10kt hashes are all the same distance.
Only the 140 seems just wrong
Beverly Chmelik says
I’ve always wanted a Mach meter. I was always worried about hitting the Mach limit on my 172. 😀