Turn & Bank Solid State

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  1. Jun 25, 2008 #1

    jgnunn

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    I was looking at solid state AI's for an acro plane, but they cost a pretty penny, I then came across this solid state T&B which could be turned off for funky manoeuvres...or does it even need to be turned off being solid state?

    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/trutrak3.php

    The idea of the T&B was to at least have something in the panel for a u-turn in case of inadvertant entry into weather.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2008 #2

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    bump.

    "or does it even need to be turned off being solid state?"
     
  3. Jun 28, 2008 #3

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    Off topic, but. .
    Keep in mind that trying to quickly get out of inadvertent IMC is one of the leading causes of crashing in IIMC. Having a TnB is good because you can fly partial panel all day if you concentrate, your best bet is to commit to IMC and get help from ATC. Trying to pull a U-ie on a partial panel could prove to be a good way to induce spatial disorientation, especially in the first few minutes.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2008 #4

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    Solid state intruments (MEMS gyros) are not affected by violent maneuvers. Look at microstrain.com for some of the actual sensor units inside these device (at least the same idea...).
     

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