SAM Standby Attitude Module

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
Technical Description
Digital, 10–32 VDC, Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed, Slip, Internal battery (NiMH), Black bezel
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Product Description

Maximize your panel space. SAM® is the only 2-inch digital Standby Attitude Module that can be installed horizontally and vertically. It provides attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend and heading. This unit features a rechargeable, nickel metal hydride battery that keeps you flying in the event of electrical failure. SAM looks great in your cockpit with its compact size, dual-screen display and black bezel.

Save Space, Save Time, Save the Day

The right standby is a must. SAM®, you gotta' have it.

Save Space

Maximize your panel space. Fly with the only digital standby that can be installed horizontally and vertically to fit in the tightest spaces.

Save Time

Don’t waste time on unreliable equipment and complicated installations. SAM’s self-contained design, flexible configuration, and STC approval on more than 500 aircraft models simplifies installation, saving you time and money.

Save the Day

SAM’s rechargeable, internal battery saves the day and keeps you flying in the event of electrical failure. You’ll have one hour of emergency power and the critical time you need to land safely.

Benefits and Specifications
  • Attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, and vertical trend indication
  • Heading via MD32 Magnetometer (optional) or aircraft system
  • Five primary functions utilize modern solid-state MEMS gyro, accelerometer and pressure transducer technology
  • Small 2.4” x 5.5” footprint
  • Extremely lightweight — 1.6 lbs
  • Self-contained, rechargeable, field-replaceable emergency battery
  • Smooth, high-definition graphics
  • Unique, two-screen display with wide viewing angles and a user-friendly menu structure
  • Selectable orientation — horizontal and vertical
  • Aircraft-specific, programmable airspeed range markings
  • Configurable for static source error correction (SSEC)
  • Simple user interface — one knob configures the display and provides menu control
  • 10–32 VDC power input
  • External, automatic and manual dimming control settings
  • Software configurable lighting curves
  • Field-upgradable software via standard USB port
  • Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Compatible (available)
  • FAA / EASA / ANAC TSO certified to C2d, C3e, C4c, C6e, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
  • RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) A
  • RTCA DO-160 and RTCA DO-311 qualified
  • Designed and built in Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • Two-year or 2,000-hour warranty

Power Input
10-32 VDC; 6 W nominal, 40 W max

ARINC 429 (high or low speed, see manual for specific labels)

Operating Range
Attitude: 300° per second pitch, roll and yaw (max)
Altitude: -1,500 to +55,000 ft (-457 m to 16,764 m)
Airspeed: 20 to 500 knots (23 to 575 mph) (37 to 926 kph)

Vertical Trend
6 second time frame

Within ± 2° up to 55°N or 45°S

Units of Measure
Altitude: Feet or meters
Barometric Setting: Inches of mercury, millibars
Airspeed: Knots, miles per hour or kilometers per hour

Panel Tilt
Configurable: -90° to +90° pitch

Panel Roll
Configurable: -5° to +5° roll

5, 14 or 28 VDC external input or internal photocell
Programmable dimming curve

Pilot Interface
16-detent, push and turn knob

1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)


Rechargeable, field-replaceable, internal battery
Technology: Nickel metal hydride
Run time: 60 minutes minimum when fully charged and properly maintained

Front panel mounted

Mating Connectors
Mid-Continent P/N 9017646 kit contains custom DB15 connector with configuration module, pitot and static connectors

FAA TSO certified to C2d, C3e, C4c, C6e (incomplete), C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
ANAC TSO certified to C2d, C3e, C4c, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
EASA ETSO certified to 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

U.S. Patent 9,739,611

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SAM® Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs)

Have critical flight information at your fingertips. SAM perfectly mirrors your primary flight displays and improves your awareness with automatic baro sync, attitude recovery chevrons, and a highly-visible altitude trend line.

STC approved on 500+ aircraft models, SAM’s light-weight, compact design and selectable orientation ensures a perfect fit within your panel.

STC Approved 500+ Aircraft Models

Select your aircraft manufacturer from the dropdown menu to view a list of applicable SAM® MD302 Standby Attitude Module STCs.

Aerostar Aircraft Corporation

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
  • PA-60-600
  • PA-60-601
  • PA-60-601P
  • PA-60-602P
  • PA-60-700P

Air Tractor, Inc.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A19SW AT-602, AT-802, AT-802A

Airbus Helicopters

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
E9EU EC130 B4, EC130 T2
H9EU AS350 B, AS350 B1, AS350 B2, AS350 B3, AS350 BA, AS350 D
H11EU AS355 E, AS355 F, AS355 F1, AS355 F2, AS355 N, AS355 NP
R0001RD EC120 B

Aviat Aircraft Inc.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
  • A-1
  • A-1A
  • A-1B
  • A-1C-180
  • A-1C-200


Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A17EU BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2A-2, BN-2A-3, BN-2A-6, BN-2A-8, BN-2A-9, BN-2A-20, BN-2A-21, BN-2A-26, BN-2A-27, BN-2B-20, BN-2B-21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T, BN-2T-4R

Beechcraft Corporation (Textron Aviation Inc.)

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
3A15 35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, 35-C33A, 36, A36, A36TC, B36TC, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, F33C, G33, G36, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35, S35, V35, V35A, V35B
3A16 56TC, 58, 58A, 95, 95-55, 95-A55, 95-B55, 95-B55A, 95-B55B (T-42), 95-C55, 95-C55A, A56TC, B95, B95A, D55, D55A, D95A, E55, E55A, E95, G58
3A20 65 (L-23F), 65-80, 65-88, 65-90, 65-A80-8800, 65-A80, 65-B80, 65-A90, 65-A90-1 (JU-21A), 65-A90-1 (RU-21A), 65-A90-1 (RU-21B), 65-A90-1 (RU-21C), 65-A90-1 (RU-21D), 65-A90-1 (RU-21E), 65-A90-1 (RU-21H), 65-A90-1 (U-21A), 65-A90-1 (U-21G), A65, A65-8200, 70, B90, C90, C90A, C90GT, C90GTi, E90, H90 (T-44A)
A00010WI 390
A14CE 99, 99A (FACH), 99A, 100, A100 (U-21F), A99, A99A, B99, B100, C99
A16SW 400A
A23CE 58P, 58PA, 58TC, 58TCA
A24CE 200, 200C, 300, 300LW, 1900, 1900C (C-12J), 1900C, 1900D, B200, B200C, B200CT, B200GT, B200T
A31CE F90

Bombardier Inc.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A21EA CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A), CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3R), CL-600-2B16 (CL-604)

Cessna Aircraft Company (Textron Aviation Inc.)

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
3A10 310, 310A (USAF U-3A), 310B, 310C, 310D, 310E (USAF U-3B), 310F, 310G, 310H, 310I, 310J-1, 310J, 310K, 310L, 310N, 310P, 310Q, 310R, E310H, E310J, T310P, T310Q, T310R
3A13 182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, R182, T182, T182T, TR182
3A21 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), 210, 210A, 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, 210G, 210H, 210J, 210K, 210L, 210M, 210N, 210R, P210N, P210R, T210F, T210G, T210H, T210J, T210K, T210L, T210M, T210N, T210R
3A25 320-1, 320, 320A, 320B, 320C, 320D, 320E, 320F, 335, 340, 340A
A00003SE LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, LC42-550FG, T240
A00014WI 510
A4CE 206, 206H, P206, P206A, P206B, P206C, P206D, P206E, T206H, TP206A, TP206B, TP206C, TP206D, TP206E, TU206A, TU206B, TU206C, TU206D, TU206E, TU206F, TU206G, U206, U206A, U206B, U206C, U206D, U206E, U206F, U206G
A7CE 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, 411A, 414, 414A, 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, 425
A22CE 560XL
A27CE 501, 551
A28CE 441
A37CE 208, 208B

Cirrus Design Corporation

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A00009CH SR20, SR22, SR22T

Dassault Aviation

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A46EU Falcon 900 A, Falcon 900 B, Falcon 900 C, Falcon 900 EX

Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A47CE DA40, DA40 F, DA40 NG
A57CE DA42, DA42 M-NG, DA42 NG

Discovery Aviation, Inc (Previously Liberty Aerospace)

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A00008DE XL-2

Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A16EU Do 28 D, Do 28 D-1, Dornier 228-100, Dornier 228-101, Dornier 228-200, Dornier 228-201, Dornier 228-202, Dornier 228-212

Embraer S.A.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A31SO EMB-120, EMB-120ER, EMB-120FC, EMB-120QC, EMB-120RT
A59CE EMB-500
A60CE EMB-505

Gippsland Aeronautics Pty. Ltd

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A00011LA GA8, GA8-TC320

Interceptor Aircraft Inc.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
3A18 200, 200A, 200B, 200C, 200D, 400

Learjet Inc. (Bombardier Inc.)

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A10CE 31, 31A, 35, 35A (C-21A), 36, 36A
T00008WI 45

Discovery Aviation, Inc. (Previously Liberty Aerospace)

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A00008DE XL-2

M7 Aerospace LLC

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A18SW SA227-CC, SA227-DC (C-26B)
A5SW SA26-AT, SA26-T, SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-T(B), SA227-AT, SA227-TT
A8SW SA226-TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-PC

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A10SW MU-2B-25, MU-2B-26, MU-2B-26A, MU-2B-35, MU-2B-36, MU-2B-36A, MU-2B-40, MU-2B-60
A2PC MU-2B, MU-2B-10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20, MU-2B-25, MU-2B-26, MU-2B-30, MU-2B-35, MU-2B-36

Mooney International Corporation

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
2A3 M20, M20A, M20B, M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, M20G, M20J, M20K, M20L, M20M, M20R, M20S, M20TN
A6SW M22

Pacific Aerospace Limited

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A50CE 750XL

Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A59EU P-180

Pilatus Aircraft Limited

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
7A15 PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, PC-6/C1-H2
A50EU PC-7
A78EU PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, PC-12/47E

Piper Aircraft, Inc.

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
1A15 PA-24, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, PA-24-400
2A13 PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-201T, PA-28-235, PA-28-236, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180
A19SO PA-44-180, PA-44-180T
A20SO PA-31, PA-31-300, PA-31-325, PA-31-350
A23SO PA-42, PA-42-720, PA-42-1000
A25SO PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, PA-46-500TP, PA-46R-350T
A32SO PA-42-720R
A3SO PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32-301, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301T, PA-32-301XTC, PA-32R-300, PA-32R-301 (HP), PA-32R-301 (SP), PA-32R-301T, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T, PA-32S-300
A7SO PA-34-200, PA-34-200T, PA-34-220T
A8EA PA-31P, PA-31P-350, PA-31T, PA-31T1, PA-31T2, PA-31T3

Quest Aircraft Design, LLC

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A00007SE Kodiak 100

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
4H12 269C


Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A51EU TB 9, TB 10, TB 20, TB 21, TB 200
A60EU TBM 700

Twin Commander Aircraft LLC

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
2A4 690, 690A, 690B, 690C, 690D, 695, 695A, 695B
6A1 500, 500A, 500B, 500S, 500U, 520, 560, 560A, 560E
A12SW 700

Viking Air Limited

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A9EU DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, DHC-6-300, DHC-6-400

Vulcanair S.p.A.A31EU

Aircraft TC Aircraft Model
A31EU AP68TP-300 "Spartacus", AP68TP.600 "Viator", P.68, P.68 "Observer", P.68 "Observer 2", P.68B, P.68C, P.68C-TC, P.68R, P.68TC "Observer"