The Ultimate Backup Instrument?
One of the most intriguing instruments that can go in your panel
may be one of the most 'redundant' gauges to hit the industry.
Mid-Continent Instrument's MCI 4300 AI offers incredible piece of
mind to pilots who do a lot of flying in IMC and simply want more
redundancy than most airframes already provide--especially in an
age where a number of aircraft are being built "all-electric."
Currently the only attitude indicator to offer a self-contained
battery backup, the MCI 4300 AI provides one hour of emergency
attitude reference -- no matter what happens to the aircraft's main
power sources... including the airframe battery(s).
GA manufacturers are taking notice with recent adoptions of the
4300 by industry heavyweights like Mooney and Piper, MCI is winning
fast converts. The battery is a small add-on module that attaches
to the back of the main AI chassis and will need replacing
every three years... a task made quite a bit easier by the means by
which the battery unit was adapted externally to the main chassis,
eliminating the need to tear the whole unit down for a battery
change-over. MCI also emphasizes the rugged nature of this unit...
with a lengthy lifespan and the ability to weather even the most
demanding aerobatic and helo operations -- tasks that normally eat
gyros, with relish.
The Lifesaver Gyro adds cost savings to its obvious safety
benefits. It reportedly outlasts the nearest competition with a
lifespan that's more than three times as long: 7,500 hours. It
costs about two-thirds the price without the high installation and
maintenance expense. Retrofit of aircraft is minimal with
installation as simple as hooking up one standard connector.
The 4300 Series Attitude Indicators are designed for use as
primary or standby artificial horizon in helicopters and fixed-wing
aircraft. These dual voltage gyros offer 10-32 volt DC replacement
for use in either 14 or 28 volt helicopters, have anti-reflective
glass to enhance visibility and reduce pilot fatigue, and they
outlast the nearest competition with a service life that's more
than double the life of most electric gyros.
Aero-TV Checks Out The MCI
4300 'Lifesaver' EAI!!!
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