Failed Instrument Cover

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Made with heat resistant silicon

Sporty's® developed this simple silicon disc with a suction cup on the back to allow you to practice instrument flying with a "failed instrument" (partial panel) and also to cover an instrument that actually fails in flight. Failed instruments, especially the attitude indicator, are dangerous because it is difficult to ignore their erroneous presentation which can lead to loss of control. Provides an easy and inexpensive way to practice any combinati...Read more

Made with heat resistant silicon

Sporty's® developed this simple silicon disc with a suction cup on the back to allow you to practice instrument flying with a "failed instrument" (partial panel) and also to cover an instrument that actually fails in flight. Failed instruments, especially the attitude indicator, are dangerous because it is difficult to ignore their erroneous presentation which can lead to loss of control. Provides an easy and inexpensive way to practice any combination of instrument failures and very important when a real failure occurs. Measures 3 1/8 in. dia. Extra thick suction cup holds fast to any instrument gauge. A must for all pilots.
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Customer Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
50 Reviews
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6
Durability
4.4 / 5
Reliability
4.1 / 5
Performance
4.1 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.3 / 5
Value
4.0 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (9)
No (3)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works as intended
They work for what they are intended to do. I ended up getting these not for failed instrument training but because some of the older planes in my clubs rental fleet have been upgraded with G5's. Sometimes the G5 doesn't always agree with the old analog instrument (ex. the alt) exactly and the small discrepancy bothers me. Covering up the old instrument is nice but the suction doesn't always stay on the entire flight. The covers are black which is both nice when you are using them and can be problematic when leaving the plane because I have forgot one time that I left one on. In general I would suggest these at such a low cost that if you are doing any failed instrument training they just work better than trying to use a post it or something else to cover and having it work for only a short period of time and adding a piece of garbage to your cockpit. I would make it a 5 star if the suction worked a little better and there was an easier way to add your name or something in a different color just to have it catch your eye after flight.
*I almost gave 5 stars because they are so cheap any other expectation might be unfair, but figured I'd be slightly critical in case it matters to a future purchaser.
January 1, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works like it is supposed too. Happy with it
October 27, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It useful when demonstrating partial panel
The delivery was faster then it describes, the quality is outstanding, but the price can be lower.
August 13, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Partial Panel
as a CFIA and CFII, these are a great tool. They help with the Private pilot, keeping their eyes off the instruments and outside (my primary use for them) and teaching the instrument student partial panel.
April 23, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Best Reliable Failure Device
It's easy to use. Provides the student with training simply and effectively.
February 25, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Straight & Level
Good product to help students from staring at instruments during initial training and instrument out activity.
December 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Essential item for the instrument student/pilot
These failed instrument covers work great! They stick on well and are also easy to remove and clean. I take these with me every time I fly and I also use them on a Frasca 142 when practicing failed instrument approaches.
November 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Save yourself the money!
As a CFI, I tried to use these in a C172, but they keep falling off. I'm looking for an alternative.
November 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Don’t stay attached
Fall off instruments
July 29, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Just right to get the job done, very easy to use and priced right
February 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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