Is the Redbird TD and FAA approved aircraft training device?
The Redbird TD is an approved Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) by the FAA only when used with rudder pedals which are sold separately. It is then authorized per 61.4(c) for use in satisfying the Tasks/Maneuvers and Procedures under parts 61 and 141.
Does either the Jay model or the Redbird TD come with the KLN94 option? Is there the ability to record the flight data (time, heading, altitude, airspeed, etc) , and any ATC commands and pilot communication responses throughout any given flight? Are steam engine instruments an additional expense to the basic price of either model?
The TD does not have a KLN94 available. The Jay may have aircraft preinstalled with this option, or the customer can purchase a third party add on incorporating the KLN94. I believe the recording feature is available within the Prepar3d flight simulation software. ATC commands are not standard on the Jay, but using a third party product like Pilot Edge can make this possible. The Jay has aircraft with the standard 6 pack preinstalled. The TD2 can include either a G1000 or Steam gauge panel with the base price. The other panel may be purchased for an additional cost.