The 5000B is an air-driven gyro that has a pictorial horizon mask and fixed airplane. The mask moves to indicate climb, dive, and bank. Bank and pitch attitudes are displayed so that the pilot’s sensing of the gyro indication is the same as the interpretation of the relation between the wings of the aircraft and the natural horizon during visual flight.
This instrument is FAA certified, and can be used to replace the aircraft’s turn coordinator when equipped with an inclinometer.
No, the Sigmatek 5000B-20 is not a non lit vacuum driven instrument and does not require power to operate.