Suited for the Experimental and LSA markets, this new ASI presents a multitude of useful information to pilots.
Radiant Technology, a unit of Belite Enterprises, has introduced what the company calls the Universal Airspeed Indicator. Suited for Experimental, light-sport and ultralight aircraft, the instrument provides a number of useful cues to pilots and presents speed in three ways: a bar graph, historical trend and large, easy-to-read numerical digits.
All speed ranges are user-definable across the aircraft's total operating range, including green, yellow, redline, and white arc, its maker says. The UAI’s digital sensor is claimed to be very precise, especially at moderate to high speeds. The unit also includes built-in caution indication and works with standard pitot and static lines and any system voltage from 8 to 32 volts.
"This new ASI provides pilots with big numeric digits, a smooth historical trendline, and everything is selectable at setup time," said James Wiebe, CEO of Radiant Technology. "It covers the most popular speed ranges, and works in knots or mph. It even indicates when flaps may be extended and flags a warning when airspeed is too low or too high. This advances this instrument to what we truly believe is best in class for the experimental market.”