The new MD 302 standby attitude module (SAM) developed by Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics offers avionics installers another option for standby instruments, especially in panels with little extra space. The MD302 is entirely self-contained and provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information in a small package measuring just two inches by five inches and weighing 1.6 pounds.
Mid-continent Instruments (www.mcico.com), based in Wichita, has been marketing its 4300 series electric attitude indicator since the middle of last year. What makes the instrument notable is its lead-acid cell array battery backup, which provides up to 60 minutes of operating time in the event of an electrical failure in the aircraft.
Under the terms of a new agreement Duncan Aviation will provide sales and service for Securaplane Technologies’ emergency batteries. The agreement builds on a previous deal for Duncan to provide sales and service on the Hawker pure lead SLA batteries. According to a Duncan Aviation spokesman, many of the airframes the company services have Securaplane emergency batteries installed.