ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., 23 May 2014. Sandia Aerospace has introduced the SAI 340 Quattro four-in-one stanby instrument, a replacement for steam-gauge standby instruments in electronic flight instrument system (EFIS)-equipped aircraft.
The Quattro displays indicated airspeed, barometric altitude, roll, and pitch and provides a slip indication. With solid-state reliability, the SAI 340 Quattro displays air transport-quality graphics in an easy-to-read EFIS presentation. For backup, the Quattro has a small, rechargeable lithium battery which can operate for two hours of nominal time and 30 minutes minimal time. Other features of the Quattro include pilot-entered barometric correction, automatic and manual backlight control, internal battery charge status, and a panel-tilt configuration.
“We have delivered a tremendous number of features in the Quattro, especially considering it weighs just half a pound,” says Sandia President Dennis Schmidt. “It’s an excellent safety-enhancing addition to a panel’s traditional six-pack.”
Since the Quattro was designed with 3-inch instrument hole mounting, installation may involving little more than dropping the unit into position.
The SAI 340 Quattro will be available in the summer of 2014 with a retail price of $3595.