This industry never ceases to amaze me... especially in terms of what it will do to satisfy all aspects of a fickle market. While the amazing capabilities of the latest electronic displays have offered extraordinary capabilities to the avionics industry, in particular, the reliability and simplicity of these systems offer much to recommend them as well. So... what do you do when you want "conventional" display formats for gauges like an Attitude Indicator -- but want the added benefits of these latest in glass display technology? You make dedicated replacement gauges that look and operate just like the more conventional gauges BUT boast the added simplicity and reliability of the newer technologies.
That's part of the rationale behind the RCA2600 Digital Attitude Indicator. All new compact design and updated processors make this a versatile and dependable Digital AI. The new 3-inch RCA2600-3 and the 2-inch RCA2600-2 models are FAA Certified and are designed as a direct replacement for any Electric Attitude Gyro.
The RCA2600 boasts the look and feel of a traditional gyro 'without the clutter of additional data on the screen.' Kelly Mfg says that pilots will like the “gyro-like” responsiveness in pitch and roll that other digital AI’s just can’t match. With no moving parts to wear out, Kelly expects this instrument will provide years of reliable service - which is one reason why they include a full two-year warranty. Both RCA2600 models can be ordered with an optional slip indicator (inclinometer) which satisfies FAA AC 91-75.
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