Tue, Jan 03, 2012
In a day and age when everything seems to have gone glass-panel,
it behooves one to remember not to put all their faith in one set
Smart pilots always have a backup... and indeed, the FAA
mandates much the same thing. So.. when Mid-Continent Instruments
announced the TSO and delivery of the MD15 two-inch altimeter and
the MD25 two-inch airspeed indicators, we decided it was time to
check them out.
The MD15 is a two-inch, three-pointer altimeter offered in
20,000-ft. and 35,000-ft. models. Options include a barometric
scale in inches of mercury or millibars and a left- or right-hand
baro set knob. The instrument is FAA TSO-C10b certified.
The MD25 two-inch airspeed indicator is offered in multiple
ranges: 160, 200, 260, 300, 350 and 400 knots. Range markings can
be added to meet specific aircraft requirements. The instrument is
FAA TSO-C2d certified for fixed-wing or rotorcraft operation.
Both instruments have anti-reflective glass, which enhances
visibility and reduces pilot fatigue. Units have a
field-replaceable light-emitting diode (LED) or incandescent light
tray available in 5, 14 and 28 VDC. The MD25 and MD15 are typically
rear-mounted and can be installed individually or as part of a
three-unit standby package - with the 4200 attitude indicator.
Tom Genovese, Mid-Continent Instruments' director of sales,
said, "There is a growing demand for smaller standby instruments in
glass panel flight decks these days. The Mid-Continent standby
package provides the time-proven information that pilots require
without taking much panel space."
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