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Visual Instruments Cessna Flap Position Indicator FAA Approved 6000-0050
Visual Instruments Cessna Flap Position Indicator FAA Approved 6000-0050
Visual Instruments Cessna Flap Position Indicator FAA Approved 6000-0050

The Visual Instruments Flap Position Indicator was developed because of frustrations and difficulties we had in maintaining the original flap indicators installed on older Cessna aircraft. This older style indicator system, evolved from adapted automobile fuel gauge technology used in the 1950's and 1960's. It has long been very problematic for many aircraft owners. Some owners simply fly with the indicator inoperative, rather than suffer from never ending repair costs. Here are some of the reasons these older style Cessna flap indicators fail, and the problems associated with them. We also explain how we have addressed each of these issues with the modern design of the Visual Instruments system.

The Cessna system employed a sending unit that was not hermetically sealed, causing the electrical wire wingdings of the rheostat to become corroded. This happens especially fast if you keep your aircraft in a wet climate. The corrosion is accelerated by Electrolysis, as the wingdings are electrically energized whenever the master is turned on.

The Visual Instruments Indicator employs a high quality sealed Potentiometer in its sender. The Potentiometer is rated to 40,000 ft. It uses low-level electronic signals to communicate with the display, so the higher currents employed by the older style gauges are not necessary.
Transmitter Coupling:
The Cessna unit uses a thin wire rod to connect the sender transmitter to the flap pulley. This wire is easily bent and is difficult to adjust. It is the source of many reading errors.
The Visual Instruments Indicator Design is quite clever. It uses a solid aluminum follower arm, which is connected to the flap pulley. The arm is allowed to rotate on the shaft of the potentiometer making the adjustment process simple. Three screws are tightened to secure the position permanently.
The LEDs are very view able from a wide angle. This is particularly useful since the indicator on many Cessna models is located on the right side of the panel. The display automatically adjusts to the ambient light for IFR or night operation. The Flap Indicator system includes all necessary parts and typically takes a mechanic approximately 2 hours to install. 2 year factory warranty. STCd for installation on early model Cessna 172s, 182s, 205s, 206s, & 210s. See complete list in Technical Specs.

Visual Instruments' have a lead time of 4-6 weeks for every product.

Spec and Installation Sheet:
Sender Assembly:
Sale Price: $985.00

Product Code: VISUAL6000-0050

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