SAM Standby Attitude Module

2-inch attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend, and heading

STC Approved 500+ Aircraft Models

Save Space. Save Time. Save the Day.
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.

SAM® is the first — and only — digital standby to provide you with attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend and heading information in a flexible, 2-inch format. Flying on 8,000+ aircraft, SAM is STC approved on more than 500 aircraft models and standard equipment on 24 different airframes. SAM sets the standard for digital standby instruments as the choice of the United States military and industry leaders like Textron, Cirrus, Tecnam, Bell, Diamond and Daher. The right standby is a must. SAM, you gotta have it.

Benefits and Specifications

Five Primary Functions Attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip and vertical trend indication
Compact Design 5.50” W x 2.37” H x 5.17” D
Extremely Lightweight Weighs just 1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)
Heading Heading via MD32 Magnetometer (optional) or aircraft system
Technology Five primary functions utilize modern solid-state MEMS gyro, accelerometer and pressure transducer technology
Emergency Battery Self-contained, rechargeable, field-replaceable emergency battery
Selectable Orientation Horizontal and vertical - allows for flexible cockpit design and installation
Two-Screen Display Smooth, high-definition graphics with extra-wide viewing angles and a user-friendly menu structure
Adjustable Lighting External, automatic and manual dimming control settings and software configurable lighting curves
Power Input 10-32 VDC
Static Source Error Correction (SSEC) Air data corrections configurable via standard USB port
Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Compatible versions are available
Airspeed Range Markings Fully customizable to meet aircraft specifications
Upgradeable Software Field-upgradeable software via standard USB port
Easy Configuration One knob configures the display and provides menu control to the pilot
FAA TSO Certified C2d, C3e, C4c, C6e, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
ANAC TSO Certified C2d, C3e, C4c, C6e, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
EASA TSO Certified C2d, C3e, C4c, C6e, C10b, C106, C113a, C179a
RTCA Qualified RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 DAL A
RTCA DO-160 and RTCA DO-311 qualified
Warranty Two-year or 2,000-hour warranty
Made in the USA Designed and built in Wichita, Kansas
Power Input 10–32 VDC; 6W nominal, 40W max
Output 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 to 16,764 m)
Airspeed 20 to 500 knots (23 to 575 mph) (37 to 926 kph)
Vertical Trend 6 second time frame
Heading Within ±2° up to 55°N or 45°S
Units of Measure
Attitude 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
Lighting

5, 14 and 28 VDC external input or internal photocell

Programmable dimming curve
Pilot Interface 16-detent, push and turn knob
Dimensions 5.50” W x 2.37” H x 5.17” D
Weight 1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)
Battery

Rechargeable, field-replaceable, internal battery (P/N 6420302-1, 6420302-4, 6420302-7, 6420302-8)

Technology NanoPhosphate® lithium-ion or nickel metal hydride
Run time 60 minutes minimum when fully charged and properly maintained
Mounting Front panel mounted
Mating Connectors Mid-Continent P/N 9017646 kit contains custom DB15 connector with configuration module, pitot and static connectors
Certification

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
Rights U.S. Patent 9,739,611

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DA62   Diamond

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Citation Excel XLS   Elliot Aviation

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Cessna Conquest   MAC Air Group

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G6 SR20   Cirrus Aircraft

G6 SR20 | Cirrus Aircraft

King Air   Kitchener Aero

King Air | Kitchener Aero

TBM930   Daher

TBM930 | Daher

Beechcraft Beech 1900D   AMI Aviation Services LLC

Beechcraft Beech 1900D | AMI Aviation Services LLC

407GX   Bell Helicopter

407GX | Bell Helicopter

SR22T Accelero   Cirrus Aircraft

SR22T Accelero | Cirrus Aircraft

480B-G   Enstrom Helicopter

480B-G | Enstrom Helicopter

TBM700   Flight Start

TBM700 | Flight Start

EC120B   Kitchener Aero

EC120B | Kitchener Aero

Cessna C-185   Maine Aviation

Cessna C-185 | Maine Aviation

EC130   Maxcraft Avionics

EC130 | Maxcraft Avionics

Beechcraft Bonanza A36   Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Beechcraft Bonanza A36 | Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
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Which SAM® is right for you?

SAM Standby Attitude Module – 6420302-1

6420302-1

Model # MD302

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Digital, 10–32 VDC, Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed, Slip, Internal battery, Black bezel

SAM Standby Attitude Module – 6420302-2

6420302-2

Model # MD302

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Digital, 10–32 VDC, Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed, Slip, No battery, Black bezel

SAM Standby Attitude Module – 6420302-3

6420302-3

Model # MD302

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

No display, 10–32 VDC, Remote ARINC output, No battery

SAM Standby Attitude Module – 6420302-4

6420302-4

Model # MD302

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Digital, 10–32 VDC, Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed, Slip, Internal battery, Gray bezel

SAM Standby Attitude Module – 6420302-5

6420302-5

Model # MD302

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Digital, 10–32 VDC, Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed, Slip, No battery, Gray bezel

SAM Standby Attitude Module – 6420302-7

6420302-7

Model # MD302

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Digital, 10–32 VDC, Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed, Slip, Internal battery (NiMH), Black bezel

SAM Standby Attitude Module – 6420302-8

6420302-8

Model # MD302

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Digital, 10–32 VDC, Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed, Slip, Internal battery (NiMH), Gray bezel

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
A17WE
  • 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
A22NM
  • A-1
  • A-1A
  • A-1B
  • A-1C-180
  • A-1C-200

Britten-Norman

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
A29EU BN2A MK. III, BN2A MK. III-2, BN2A MK. III-3

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

SOCATA

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"

SAM® Software Update

Current Software Available for Download:
Version 1.1.3 (Released March 1, 2024)

SAM Software Update Screen