Standby Attitude Module (SAM)

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Entirely self-contained, SAM® is a solid-state instrument that displays attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend, and heading information to the pilot during normal or standby operation in the event of primary instrument failure.

SAM’s small size and selectable orientation (horizontal and vertical) allows for flexible cockpit design and installation.

Five primary functions

Attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip and vertical trend indication

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Compact design

2.4” x 5.5” footprint

Airspeed range markings

Fully customizable to meet aircraft specifications

Extremely lightweight

Weighs just 1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)

Upgradeable software

Field-upgradeable software via standard USB port


Displayed heading via ARINC 429 input

Easy installation

One knob configures the display and provides menu
control to the pilot


Five primary functions utilize modern solid-state MEMS gyro, accelerometer and pressure transducer technology

FAA TSO certified

C2d, C3e, C4c, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a

Lithium-ion emergency battery

Self-contained, rechargeable Nanophosphate® lithium-ion emergency battery

ANAC TSO certified

C2d, C3e, C4c, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a

Selectable orientation

Horizontal and vertical

EASA ETSO certified

C2d, C3d (incomplete), C4c, C10b, C106, C113, C179a

Two-screen display

Smooth, high-definition graphics with extra-wide viewing angles and a user-friendly menu structure

RTCA qualified

RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 DAL A
RTCA DO-160 and RTCA DO-311 qualified

Adjustable lighting

External, automatic and manual dimming control settings and software configurable lighting curves


Two-year or 2,000-hour warranty

Power input

10-32 VDC

Made in the USA

Designed and built in Wichita, Kansas

Static source error correction (SSEC)

Air data corrections configurable via standard USB port



Model NumberMD302
Power Input10-32 VDC; 6W nominal, 25W max
OutputARINC 429 (high or low speed, see manual for specific labels)
Operating Range
Attitude300° per second pitch, roll and yaw (max)
Altitude-1,500 to 55,000 ft (-457 to 16,764 m)
Airspeed20 to 500 knots (23 to 575 mph) (37 to 926 kph)
Vertical Trend6 second time frame
HeadingDisplayed via ARINC 429 input (external interface dependant)
Units of Measure
AltitudeFeet or meters
Barometric SettingInches of mercury, millibars
AirspeedKnots, miles per hour or kilometers per hour
Panel Tilt
Configurable-90° to 90° pitch
Panel Roll
Configurable-5° to 5° roll
Lighting5, 14 and 28 VDC external input or internal photocell
Programmable dimming curve
Pilot Interface16-detent, push and turn knob
Dimensions2.4″ x 5.5″
Weight1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)
Rechargeable, field-replaceable, internal battery
TechnologyNanophosphate® lithium-ion
Run Time60 minutes minimum when fully charged and properly maintained
MountingFront panel mounted
Mating ConnectorsMid-Continent P/N 9017646 kit contains custom DB15 connector with configuration module, pitot and static connectors
CertificationFAA TSO certified C2d, C3e, C4c, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
ANAC TSO certified C2d, C3e, C4c, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
EASA ETSO certified C2d, C3d (incomplete), C4c, C10b, C106, C113, C179a
RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) A
RTCA DO-160 and RTCA DO-311 qualified



Pilot’s Guide

Technical Drawing

Installation Manual

Service Bulletins
SB MD302-01
SB MD302-02
SB MD302-03
SB MD302-04
SB MD302-05
SB MD302-06

Additional information

Weight1.6 lbs
Dimensions2.5 × 5.5 × 5.5 in

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