Entirely self-contained, SAM is a solid-state instrument that provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information to the pilot during normal operation or in the case of primary instrument failure. SAM's small size and selectable orientation (horizontal and vertical) allows for flexible cockpit design and installation.

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Selectable Orientation

SAM™ delivers an easy-to-fit, compact design and selectable orientation (horizontal and vertical) like no other.

Field-upgradeable Software

SAM™ provides a convenient solution to software updates. Simply download the latest software to a USB drive and upgrade the unit on-site.

Lithium-ion Emergency Battery

SAM™ features a rechargable Nanophosphate® lithium-ion battery that provides up to one hour of operation in the event of aircraft electrical power failure.



  • Attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information with ARINC 429 output
  • Small 2.4” x 5.5” footprint
  • Extremely lightweight — 1.6 lbs
  • Self-contained, rechargeable Nanophosphate® lithium-ion emergency battery
  • Smooth, high-definition graphics
  • Unique, two-screen display with wide viewing angles and a user-friendly menu structure
  • Selectable orientation — horizontal and vertical
  • Aircraft-specific, programmable airspeed range markings
  • Easy installation — one knob configures the display and provides menu control to the pilot
  • 10–32 VDC power input
  • External, automatic and manual dimming control settings
  • Software configurable lighting curves
  • Field-upgradable software via standard USB port
  • FAA TSO certified to C2d, C3e, C4c, C10b, C106, C179a — Pending
  • RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) A — Pending
  • RTCA DO-160 qualified
  • Designed and built in Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • Two-year or 2,000-hour warranty
  • Power Input: 10-32 VDC; 10W normal, 40W max
  • Output: ARINC 429 (see manual for specific labels)
  • Units of Measure: Altitude (Feet or meters), Barometric Setting (Inches of mercury, millibars or hectopascals), Airspeed (Knots, miles per hour or kilometers per hour)
  • Panel Tilt: Configurable to ± 85° pitch
  • Lighting: 5, 14 and 28 VDC input
  • Pilot Interface: 16-detent, push and turn knob
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)
  • Battery: Rechargeable, field-replaceable, internal battery. Technology: Nanophosphate® lithium-ion. Run Time: 60 minutes minimum when fully charged and properly maintained
  • Mounting: Front panel mounted
  • Mating Connectors: Mid-Continent P/N 9017646 kit contains custom DB15 connector with configuration module, pitot and static connectors
  • Certification: FAA TSO certified to C2d, C3e, C4c, C10b, C106, C179a (Pending), RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) A (Pending), RTCA DO-160 qualified, RTCA DO-311 qualified