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Aero-TV: Mid-Continent and True Blue Power; Keeping Legacy Aircraft Vital

Of Flex Appeal and Power On Tap

For more than fifty-years, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has been competently and competitively overhauling, exchanging, repairing, designing, and manufacturing aircraft instruments, avionics, aviation batteries, and cockpit and cabin electric power solutions.

Via its operations in Wichita, Kansas and Van Nuys, California, Mid-Continent operates one of the largest instrument overhaul and exchange programs in the world, supporting a customer base that includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), fixed base operators (FBOs), instrument and avionics shops, flight schools, and government agencies.

Since 2012, Mid-Continent has steadily increased its capacity for repairing and overhauling avionics products the likes of weather radars, Mode S transponders, emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), and navigational and communications systems. The company’s agency and expertise are underscored by its having been designated an Authorized Repair Center for Axnes, BendixKing, Trig Avionics, Kannad and United Instruments.

Mid-Continent’s aircraft instrument and avionics enterprises are complemented by its True Blue Power division and the True Blue Power product line—which includes USB and wireless chargers, power conversion products, emergency power supplies, and lithium-ion batteries. Select True Blue offerings feature proprietary NanoPhosphate cell chemistry, including the FAA TSO-certified TB17 and TB44 Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries—the first lithium-ion engine start batteries for business and commercial aviation to receive this certification.

Among Mid-Continent’s most popular products is its Flex custom function display—an all-purpose gadget capable of presenting data parameters as disparate  as airspeed, N1-percentage, and galley cabin temperature in a single, two-inch instrument via a bright, daylight-readable LCD display.

While applications of Flex to piston aircraft are conceivable, the device is apt to appeal more broadly to owners and operators of legacy turboprops and business jets—particularly those limping along with antiquated cockpit instrumentation. Flex’s capabilities include, but are not limited to: altimetry, vertical speed, angle of attack, fuel management (including consumption rate), flap and gear indication, tachometer, volts and amps, any and all engine parameters, air data, and airspeed.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power products are found in the cockpits and innards of trusted aircraft marques such as Beechcraft, Cessna, Daher, Diamond, Piper, Vulcanair, Airbus Helicopter, Bell, Enstrom Helicopter, MD Helicopters, Robinson Helicopter, and many others.

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