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schmoe90

Magni M-16 Sport Pilot
Joined
Feb 8, 2018
Messages
20
Location
Roseville, CA
Aircraft
Magni M-16
I have the Velocity (black and white) ASI and altimeter. I like them - the built in VSI on the altimeter is nice, but be aware the ASI stops reading at 16mph - it can be a little disconcerting when trying to fly really, really slow, and you get the speed suddenly drop to 0 :eek:)
 

JJ Campbell

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2018
Messages
82
Location
Arlington, VA
Are there many gyros that can get an IAS of less than 16mph? How old are your Velocity gauges? I'm concerned about reliability/longevity.
 

EdL

Comm Rotor Gyro, ASEL
Joined
Feb 11, 2018
Messages
144
Location
Lakeway, TX
Aircraft
Magni M-16, Piper Warrior
Total Flight Time
1300
Also take a look at Kanardia gauges. I have the Combo, which is an electronic analog outer scale (and also stops at 20 mph - yes, disconcerting at first) but includes digital ASI as well as Alt in the center.

To be fair, this is my second one because the central screen on the first one stopped working within two hours but the new one appears to be stable. It is a nice setup and backup.

Correction since first posted: the center screen shows Alt and VSI - not digital ASI.

/Ed
 

schmoe90

Magni M-16 Sport Pilot
Joined
Feb 8, 2018
Messages
20
Location
Roseville, CA
Aircraft
Magni M-16
My gauges are probably 2 years old, but I have a much older ALT-3 in my toolbox (that I bought for a previous aircraft) that still works just fine. I like the idea of the colour gauges, but I doubt I'll ever get around to replacing them just for colours.

You'll get below 16mph in a vertical descent :eek:)
 

schmoe90

Magni M-16 Sport Pilot
Joined
Feb 8, 2018
Messages
20
Location
Roseville, CA
Aircraft
Magni M-16
Just noticed there are a load of (discontinued) Velocity singles on sale on EBay right now.
 

JJ Campbell

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2018
Messages
82
Location
Arlington, VA
Thanks, schmoe. But it looks like most people are like me and prefer the color instruments. I looked at the Kanardia suggested by a couple of folks but I like the way MGL lays out their displays better.
 

Dick Campbell

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2017
Messages
4
Location
Hewitt, Texas
Aircraft
A-6 Intruder, Cessna, Grumman, Robinson
Total Flight Time
1200
My panel in my Mosquito helo is all MGL, including the ASI-3. Been in service about 6 months now, and very pleased. The 16mph lower limit is not really an issue for me. The Velocity and Infinity singles are being discontinued, so the prices are pretty good right now.
 

Terry_Smith

Gyroplane Fan
Joined
Nov 23, 2003
Messages
554
Location
Southern California
Aircraft
Building a Sportcopter Vortex 582
Total Flight Time
3 - Some training and glider time
I live here in SoCal and went to MGL this past Wednesday. The gauges look really nice in person, much better than online. Just placed my order for a few of them including the mini EMS. I went with the color Blaze series of instruments. Should look really nice once I get them and install them on my panel. The people over at MGL were very friendly and have a great product.
 
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