4.1 / 5.019 ReviewsDurability3.7 / 5Reliability4.2 / 5Performance4.2 / 5Ease Of Use4.4 / 5Value3.1 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (2)No (1)Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSome helpful hints and instructions on how to use itRemember the Green/Yellow and Red bugs/tabs are used for 100's of feet not 1000 feet
On take Off:
1) Place the red flag at the airport altitude. On VFR departures make your turn out 300 feet below the red flag (if standard pattern altitude is 1000 AGL). On IFR departures make your turn out 100 feet below the green flag (400 AGL) unless it is a non standard departure procedure.
2). If you have not flown past the red flag (1000 AGL) on takeoff, land straight ahead if engine fails, do not turn back towards the airport.
1) Use the green flag/tab as an altitude "bug" for ATC assigned altitudes or VFR plan cruise altitudes.
1) Use the green flag/tab for approach chart altitudes as a reminder
2) Just before the FAF put the Red flag/tab on the MDA or DA altitude.
3) When you hit the Yellow tab start adding power for MDA level out or be prepared to "go miss" on the DA.
4) When you hit the Red flag "level out" at MDA or go miss on the DA
5) If going missed at the red flag and gaining altitude, once you hit the yellow flag, it is a good reminder to put the gear "up" (positive altitude)
For VFR pattern work:
Put the Red flag at the airport elevation.
that will end up being the standard pattern altitude of 1000 AGL
when you pass the green flag, you will be 500 feet above the ground. This is a good time to check the gear is down (green light = green flag) and make the call that you are on short finial.June 30, 2019Would You Recommend?NoI could be happierIt was a little to big. The other size was too small. I put 3 dabs of epoxy to hold it in place. There was a scratch on the red pointer. It is also a little loose which allows it to move with vibration. The concept is great. I am happy...but could be happier.March 19, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAltitude Alert IndicatorI've used this item for years, but bought a new plane that didn't have one. Measured with calipers to get the correct size. Fit with no problems. I use it to mark my assigned altitude and approach minimums. Don't want to bust an altitude.July 19, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoDurability2 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value2 / 5Over PricedOver priced but works well.January 15, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Works as advertised - careful of the sizeI initially ordered the larger one after measuring. However, I apparently didn't get the caliper directly on the glass. My plane as Nu-Lites installed, and they make the opening just a bit smaller, so that the 2 7/8 one is a bit too big, and the 2 3/4 is a bit too small. I used the 2 3/4 one since it didn't obscure any of the altimeter markings, even though it was about 1/16 to small.November 9, 2015Durability2 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value1 / 5Pros: A simple and effective product Cons: Quality control is dubious. Bought one a few years back and it wouldn't slide in the ring. Also the glue is weak. Hope this one works out. THE PRICE IS OUTRAGEOUS ! ! ! It's worth maybe $20.00Durability4 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value1 / 5Pros: Good clearly marked bugs, easy to set. Cons: Rotates too freely allowing airframe vibration to move bugs. In 10 minutes flight, bugs settle to bottom of indicator. Slipping altitude bugs could be a potential safety risk. Would be a great product if a little more internal friction was designed into the ring to prevent slippage.Durability3 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Pros: Very easy to install. A great reminder of target altitudes when busy. Have only used for a short time, not able to remark on durability. Ingenious adhesive made it easy to put in place.Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Pros: a very simple aid to use on approach for a quick glance at mda, dh, or any altitude hold. Cons: must remember to setDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Pros: Easy to install, good visibility. Cons: A little hard to rotate bugs.December 9, 2014
- Question and Answer
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 4 answerscan you set each pointer individually, or are they always the same distance apart. i.e... is the yellow always 100ft above the red?BEST ANSWER: The green, red and yellow pointers are fixed to the wheel and cannot move independently. Therefore, if you move one, all move equally. I like this feature because flying IFR the calls I make are 500 and 100 above the DA.Anyone know what size to get for a United Altimeter?BEST ANSWER: To determine the correct size measure the inside of the bezel.What holds it in and how it operated?BEST ANSWER: The indicator is held in place with a 3m tape. The green, red and yellow colors move to be set as desired.
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