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Fri, Apr 25, 2008

Aero-TV Checks Out The Mid-Continent 'Life-Saver' EAI!

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!!!

About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show Time!!!!

OK, folks, here we go... we are NOW initiating the first feature programming series for Aero-TV... we're going to take it slow, but we're also going to try and be steady about this. DO UNDERSTAND that this is the most complex media program we've ever undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg... but from here on out, we will be doing our best to educate, inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the exciting worlds of aviation and aerospace. 

If you've been an observer of the media and associated media industries over the last few years, it's not hard to mistake the fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for news and information are falling by the wayside, having to change their modus operandi or risk obsolescence (or extinction). Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of progress, and the online world has been a cornerstone for revolutionary change.

We've been ready to go for a while, but to be honest, there's so much more to this program than we've alluded to, and so we've been building and planning a massive new organization within ANN. That said, we're hiring talented new people as fast as we can find them (a far more difficult task than we had imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find), and we're brainstorming at speeds that would make a deorbiting Space Shuttle feel like a slug. Suffice it to say that we wanted to do this right, rather than right-now, and that the development of this program has been the most carefully pursued undertaking we've ever undertaken. 

E-I-C Note: The complete feature shown above is embedded in this story, with most of the slick and useful functionality otherwise available on the main Aero-TV site (which will be upgraded aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to embed a video on another web page is but one of the hundreds of amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many months now, to implement in different phases of the initial release of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy unaltered Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we have extensive plans for future functionality, but this feature allows those with an interest in a specific Aero-TV News or Feature program to embed it on a different web site, though we must note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those sites or purposes that we do not feel fit in with the proper mission of the Aero-News Network, Inc.  

Webmasters or Administrators of well-trafficked aviation or aerospace related sites, are welcome to contact the Publisher to start conversations on how they may be able to leverage some of the immense power of Aero-TV programming for their sites and constituency by clicking the I Want Aero-TV For MY Website! link.

Coming Soon!

Checking Out the Cirrus SR20, Seeing What It Takes to "Compete" as An AMT, Looks At The FAA FAASTeam Program, Flying The Piper Matrix, Hears What's Hot At Blue Mountain Avionics, Gets Some GREAT Rotax Lessons, Gets Updated On ALL Things Lopresti, Has A FUN Chat With Corkey Fornof, Sees What Happens When AMTs Compete, Checks Out The Ltest in Life-Raft Technologies, Checks Out More "HIGH" Tech at I/ITSEC 2007, Hears From AOPA On Critical Aviation Issues, Spills Some Juicy (and HIGHLY Detailed) Cirrus G3 Info, Scores A BUNCH of LSA Reports, and SO MUCH MORE!!!!! Do NOT Miss Them!

FMI:  www.mcico.com, www.aero-tv.netI Want Aero-TV For MY Website!, I'd Like To Join The ANN/Aero-TV Team!!!, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork

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