Early-model Cessnas originally utilize older-style, wire- wound transmitters. These transmitters are located in the wing, where they are exposed to humidity and extreme temperatures. After many years in such harsh evironments, these transmitters become worn and corroded, causing them to fail or become intermittent. Owners have been plagued with high maintenance costs, difficulties obtaining replacement parts, as there are compatibility issues the various trasmitters and the gauges. The Visual Instruments Flap Indicator system provides a means for owners of these older aircraft to upgrade their troublesome indicators to a modern, more reliable design. The system includes a new transmitter, a modern digital display, and all parts necessary to perform the upgrade.
The new display incorporates a color LED bar graph. The appearance is similar to flap indications shown on modern glass cockpits. Positions of more than 10° flap are indicated in a different color. This allows for easy identification during an emergency procedure such as a balked landing (go-around).
The LEDs are very viewable from a wide angle. This is particularly useful since the indicator on many Cessna models is located on the right side of the panel. The display automatically adjusts to the ambient light for IFR or night operation. The Flap Indicator system includes all necessary parts and typically takes a mechanic approximately 2 hours to install. 2 year factory warranty. STCd for installation on early
model Cessna 172s, 182s, 205s, 206s, & 210s.