When we asked Appareo's CEO Barry Batcheller if this type of hardware was suitable for a backup Al in lieu of an electric gyro
, he was unequivocal: "Absolutely not.
Mid Continent does have these capabilities because it produces its own line of electric gyros
and other instruments and accessories.
Crossbow Technology is also offering a training seminar and workshop on the evolution of the gyro and AHRS technology from vacuum and electric gyros
to MEMS-based solid state AHRS at the AEA show in Dallas on April 30 at 1:00PM.
Meanwhile, the mean time between failures (MTBF) of electric gyros
with spinning components is many thousands of For MTBF for digital "gyros" you'll have to add another zero.
Thank you for your recent article on electric gyros
in the December 2007 issue of Aviation Consumer.