The AV-20-S's gyro function is one of many features in the instrument, including multiple pages for angle-of-attack indication, G-meter
, OAT, true airspeed, bus voltage, density altitude and clock and timer functions.
Sporty styling is to the fore on the inside too, chiefly in the character of the instrumentation - with a red rev counter finish and features like torque and power gauges, a turbo boost readout and a G-meter
Yes, there are some quirks such as the red back colour to the rev counter and a G-meter
and power-flow readouts in the instrument panel but some will like those.
There's a red finish to the rev counter and the central instrument panel scrolls through some interesting displays including a G-meter
, torque and power gauges and a turbo boost readout.
Also reflecting the Stinger's performance credentials there are Brembo brakes, a lap timer function and G-meter
- things more usually seen on high performance cars with track pretentions.
A tablet-style 10.2in infotainment touchscreen can also show the likes of a stopwatch, g-meter
readout and accelerator and braking graphics - and passenger and driver can view different content on the central screen simultaneously.
We don't have a vertical speed indicator, but we do have a g-meter
. Unaccelerated, steady-state, right-side-up flight shows a reading of 1 g.
The attraction of this S80 isn't measured by a stopwatch or a G-meter
, it's felt through the human buttocks and through what you can see.
The application includes an on-board 'instrument' to show lateral acceleration (a G-meter
), oil and coolant temperature gauges, a chronometer and a compass.
Installing a G-meter
, admittedly rare in non-acrobatic airplanes, is one way to determine if the structure is overstressed, but a detailed inspection is the only certain method of discovering airframe damage.
Surprises, too, like an optional pop-up sat-nav with a visual G-meter
and display showing throttle input and turbo boost.