|Stadia is an AGL altimeter landing aid that uses LIDAR to measure the aircraft’s height above ground with incredible precision. Stadia connects to the pilot’s smartphone via Bluetooth and alerts the pilot to their altitude with audible cues. Stadia has a maximum altitude of 130ft, and a rechargeable battery life of up to 12 hours. Per the manufacturer "Because Stadia is considered a temporary attachment it is not subject to FAA regulatory purview."|
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I didn’t install it yet. But I tried at home, holding it in my hand, and it seems to work as intended. It can speak out the altitude or sounds the warning buzzer, but not both at the same time. Will update after I install it.
STADIA AGL LIDAR LANDING ALTIMETER - MODEL L
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130 ft. operating range. Per the manufacturer, the current models (part # 11-19068, 11-19069, 11-19070) do not work over water.
Stadia will simultaneously provide audible and visual alerts. The audible tones increase in frequency as the aircraft's height decreases.
The G envelope has not been tested on an aircraft. However, it should hold up to at least 5Gs of force on the tie down.
Per supplier: Stadia is accurate to +/- 3 inches assuming Stadia is properly installed to give a vertical measurement.
The alarm tone changes the closer the aircraft gets to the ground. The tone can be set up in the app to only alert the pilot once they've descended below a certain height above the ground.
Accuracy is +/- 3 inches. Response time is about 0.1 seconds. Range is up to 130ft, depending on the surface. Distance is displayed on the smartphones screen with the Stadia Altimeter app.