The ALT-7 is a 3 1/8” sunlight readable encoding altimeter and a wide range vertical speed indicator. Unit connects directly to static line. No fitting required.
The altimeter contains an internal high accuracy 24 bit digital altitude sensor which calculates altitude from -1000 ft up to a maximum of 35000 ft. The ALT-7 outputs various formatted RS232 serial data protocols compatible with serial input transponders such as that from Garmin, Magellan, Northstar, Trimble, Microair etc. The altimeter can display altitude in feet or meters and local pressure can be set in millibars or inches of mercury.
The VSI indicator can be displayed in either feet/minute (ft/min) or meters/second (m/s). The VSI can be calibrated by the user once the instrument has been installed in the aircraft.
The ALT-7 also provides a transponder compatible Serial RS232 and parallel Gillham code output and also features a user settable altitude bug and an encoder test function.
I bought this unit to match my other blaze instruments and to save on buying an altimeter and an encoder. I haven’t run it yet but looks fairly straight forward to install.
MGL COLOR ENCODING ALTIMETER/VSI DISPLAY (BLAZE SERIES)
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No, this unit is intended for experimental / homebuilt category aircraft only.