I have an LRI (Lift Reserve Indicator) on my panel and find it quite useful. It does give a very good indication of where the wing is relative to lift and it's accurate without regard to weight, temperature, density altitude, etc. but it doesn't have an audible warning.Perhaps an aoa indicator can be fitted with a buzzer.
How should I reply:Yup, but the switch option adds $200 to the price of the gauge! A 9V battery system or something like that would be a lot cheaper ($20?) and provide a backup to the LRI, which is already a backup to the ASI. ;-)
Does the Sidewinder have washout?
An option is to use small stall strips on the inboard wing. Properly placed, they initiate the stall inboard, which is generally desirable, but they also create turbulence that can be felt in the stick before the entire wing stalls.
Yup.OK, this is starting to make more sense for a Smyth Sidewinder than many other HBA's.
A very inexpensive stall warning indicator is a stall strip on the root leading edge of the wings, calibrated to separate the airflow at the root about 5-8 MPH before stsall in 1G level flight.
You should gear and feel a strong buffet when it's set up right.
This has the added benefit of forcing the stall to begin at the root, adding a little safety.
The cost will be about 17 cents worth of aluminum and an hour of time, plus another two hours of "trial and error" testing.