Belite Instruments Discounted in August

Through August 31, Belite Electronics is offering a 10% discount on its featherweight instruments with the coupon code EAA2010 when buyers check out at the online Belite store.

Details about Belite's featherweight avionic instruments can be reviewed on the company's web site. Individual instruments weigh a half-ounce each, and the whole panel weighs less than a pound, according to the company. Instruments are available with 1.75-inch square bezels (Part 001), 2.25-inch round bezels (Part 002) or in a 3x2x1-inch enclosure that includes a 9-volt battery (Part 003).

A new avionics panel includes a spot for the company's Volt MiniMeter, which allows you to keep a constant tab on your voltage while expending little power. Also, the company has introduced a dual CHT and a dual EGT, and also has a new half panel that holds five instruments. The full panel sells for  $900, and the half panel sells for $560.

For more information and pricing, visit Belite Aircraft & Electronics.

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

2 Replies to “Belite Instruments Discounted in August”

  1. I was very exited about Belites new featherweight avionics until I had pen poised to cheque to make an order. I now think of these instruments as dangerously inadequate TOYS.

    1...The ASI does not go below 25mph (2mph ABOVE my stall). Possible DEATH!
    2...The ASI is graduated in 5 mph increments (garbage).
    3...The "above ground" altimeter is graduated in 100 foot steps (crap).
    4...The VSI maxes out well below my max climb rate.

    Etc etc.

    The turn and bank might be almost useful and the basic guages like fuel and temperature are hard to screw up but the FLIGHT instruments are so "low resolution" and of such poor scale that I will not be suprised when somebody DIES because of relying on such poor toys for vital flight information.

  2. I was very exited about Belites new featherweight avionics until I had pen poised to cheque to make an order. I now think of these instruments as dangerously inadequate TOYS.

    1...The ASI does not go below 25mph (2mph ABOVE my stall). Possible DEATH!
    2...The ASI is graduated in 5 mph increments (garbage).
    3...The "above ground" altimeter is graduated in 100 foot steps And maxes out at only 1200 feet! (crap).
    4...The VSI maxes out well below my max climb rate.

    Etc etc.

    The turn and bank might be almost useful and the basic guages like fuel and temperature are hard to screw up but the FLIGHT instruments are so "low resolution" and of such poor scale that I will not be suprised when somebody DIES because of relying on such poor toys for vital flight information.

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