November 14, 2013
By Ian J. Twombly
If you’ve ever wanted a G-meter but couldn’t justify the cost, now is the time. Flight Data Systems announced that its GT-50 is available for certificated aircraft.
The GT-50 is a combination clock, G-meter, timer, voltmeter, and outside air temperature gauge that fits into one two-and-a-quarter-inch hole. Previously only available for the experimental market, Flight Data Systems says they have sold more than 3,000 of the units already.
Because installing the instrument should be a minor alteration, buyers will likely to be able to source the work locally if they choose to. The GT-50 is $169, and is available directly from Flight Data Systems or one of the company’s dealers, including Aircraft Spruce and Specialty.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
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