CESSNA CARDINAL OWNERS
Cardinals are capable of flying into some remarkable places, including short fields and grass runways. Various products help you move the edge of the envelope, but our Alpha Systems AOA products help you see it.
Angle of Attack is a part of all our training, yet most aircraft have no way to display it. Military pilots use it, as do many other professional pilots and there's no reason we should not be using it as well.
Alpha Systems has two types of displays, either of which will work nicely in a Cardinal. Install it within your line of sight so it will be visible at all times. This is a far better solution than having a small AOA scale tucked within a larger instrument on your panel, as you won't be looking at the panel at the moment when AOA is critical.
Eagle Display with Valkyrie HUD
The Eagle kit has a display that is a chevron plus diamond style display. With the chevron plus diamond display, when you come in for a landing you want to fly to the blue donut (on speed for landing). Should you come in with too low of an angle of attack, the yellow chevron will light up and tell you to put your nose up. Should you come in with too high of an angle of attack, the red chevron will light up and tell you nose down.
Single Display Kit Product #:DSTR-AOA-9600K
Dual Display Kit Product #:DSTR-AOA-9600KDUAL
Falcon Display with Valkyrie HUD
The Falcon kit has a vertical light bar style display. With the vertical light bar display, when you come in for a landing you want to fly to the blue LED (on speed for landing). Should you come in with too low of an angle of attack, the display will illuminate into the yellow, telling you to put your nose up. Should you come in with too high of an angle of attack, the display will illuminate red, telling you to put your nose down.
Single Display Kit Product #:DSTR-AOA-9200K
Dual Display Kit Product #:DSTR-AOA-9200KDUAL
To make your AOA even more perfectly visible consider the heads up display option, which puts the AOA on top of your deck where you will be nearly looking through it to see the runway. Here is an example of dual Eagle displays with Valkyries.
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Alpha Systems now provides a way to read the flap position through our exclusive flap transmitter kit.
This kit senses the change of the flap position and feeds the signal to the I/O module accurately indicating flap position.
Included in this kit:
- Transmitter - I/O Module - Safety disconnect - Mounting bracket - Wiring - Fuses
Here is a look at what comes in a Cardinal kit. Eagle or Falcon display, Valkyrie HUD, heated probe, probe relay kit, I/O expansion module (flaps), transmitter kit, probe cover, manuals, hardware and cables.
Many CFO members are already flying with these instruments. Ask around and let Alpha help you fly more safely and more confidently into shorter fields and more controlled landings. For more information and more pictures please visit our website at alphasystemsaoa.com.
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