The SAE5-35 provides performance usually reserved for the largest corporate and airline aircraft. It is accurate to within 50 feet throughout its entire operating range, and the RS232 outputs have a resolution of 10 feet. When you install an SAE5-35, you can count on your transponder reporting the proper altitude every flight.
When Sandia Aerospace engineers set out to design the SAE5-35, they began with a temperature compensated pressure transducer. This technology virtually eliminates warm up time and significantly increases the accuracy over the full altitude and temperature range. Next, they added transient and reverse voltage protection to ensure a long trouble free life. They even included two connectors, so upgrading from ordinary encoders is a snap. One look at the construction of the SAE5-35 and the quality that is built into every unit becomes apparent. In fact, we’re so sure of the quality, we back every SAE5-35 with a three-year hassle free warranty.
The days when only a transponder required altitude information are in the past. Today, GPS and Terrain Awareness Systems also require accurate altitude information. The SAE5-35 supplies all these requirements in a single unit. Not only does the SAE5-35 provide Grey code to the transponder but also two independent RS232 outputs to feed GPS and Terrain Awareness Systems. And with only one unit, you save the cost and space of adding a serial data adapter while enhancing system reliability.
The SAE5-35 has given sight to the blind encoder with Sandia Aerospace’s exclusive Altitude Inflight Monitoring (AIM). AIM keeps a constant eye on your selected altitude and lets you know if you begin to stray. When you arrive at your desired cruise altitude, simply push the “SET” button on the AIM annunciator. Your current altitude is stored in memory and continually monitored by the SAE5-35. If you deviate more than 100 feet from your selected altitude, the AIM annunciator will display “ALT”. Deviate 200 feet or more and the “ALT” annunciator will flash twice per second, letting you know that you need to climb or descend.