All angle of attack instruments, including the LIFT MONITOR, sense the aircraft's ability to sustain lift regardless of airspeed, pitch angle, G-force acceleration, gross weight, temperature, or barometric pressure. However in addition, the Lift Monitor from Lift Management, LLC is specifically designed as an affordable tool for developing pilot skill and confidence in handling the aircraft you are flying today as opposed to the one you were trained in or recently sold. The intuitive broad spectrum analog display clearly shows lift
currently experienced by the aircraft as well as subtle trends to which you can instantly respond.
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Installed on my Zodiac 601HD. Easiest of all AOA to see. Precise analog display avoids the changing colors of lights. Strongly recommended!
After flying an Ekolot Topaz with this Lift Monitor installed I plan on having one in any aircraft I own in the future! It is simple and straight forward to install and calibrate. The instrument is intuitive on how close to a stalled condition you are. A great tool to fly with!!
Simple design, low cost, valuable instrument. Wouldnt fly without mine. Land with confident air speed repeatedly.
Per the manufacturer - To answer your question, no it does not have a "flap compensator" nor is there a provision to add such a thing. If a customer detects a difference in the calibrated needle position as described in the instructions between clean and flap-extended conditions, the suggestion is to mark the dial face for the maximum difference between the two conditions.
For most aircraft, best glide is approximately the best rate of climb speed which I would think would fall at the low third of the green arc for most single engine aircraft. Full scale deflection to the right (top of the green arc) will occur around 80-85 knots with typical customer calibration - meaning that at the junction of the red and white arcs, you should experience only a marginal ability to still climb at a set throttle position when adding back pressure on the stick - the definition of “marginal” being the pilot’s comfort level in that situation. Aircraft stall will occur significantly into the red at that setting.
The range of absolute airspeed between “marginal climb” and best rate of climb / best glide will vary by aircraft, but the relative relationship should be well contained within the gauge range of red/white junction to significantly below full-scale deflection to the right once calibrated.
Per the installation manual, the hole must be cut to 2-5/8 inches.
Yes. This unit comes with the probe necessary to have it function.