The New rc allen MINI6

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  1. Mach Diamond

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    I've been saving up to add two G5s to my Piper Cherokee instrument panel and remove the entire vacuum system. I was going to make the upgrade the next time a component in the vacuum system needed attention. But, RC Allen has just come out with the MINI6 which has definitely caught my attention. It combines the entire six-pack into a single digital instrument. It looks like Aircraft Spruce will start shipping them October 15th. It has a replaceable backup battery and built-in magnetometer. I also considered the UAVIONICS AV-30-C (certified version), but my biggest complaint is that it doesn't currently have an option for a magnetometer. You have to periodically reset the DG just like the old vacuum system. At a current price of $3250 it is more expensive than the G5 or the AV-30-C, but you only need one unit to remove the entire vacuum system. It will be interesting to see the feedback from the community once owners start installing these units.
     
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    That's pretty cool; hadn't seen it yet. If they can make it drive a century autopilot, I'd be a buyer.
     
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    To go in your Pa28 the thing is going to have to be certified...
     
  4. Jim Turner

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    Information for the MINI6 is at kellymfg.com - Aircraft
    Spruce also has the information on their website.
     
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    From aircraft spruce faq's...

     
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    FYI: you'll need to get approved data for that install, maybe even an STC. While there is existing guidance to remove certain vac indicators as a minor alteration this option doesn't fall under those rules. Have installed a few RC products as a minor but you may want to discuss with your APIA first.
     
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    Steinger - the mini6 has TSO's for all 6 features (Certified) unlike others that are approved for installation - if you go to the manufacturers wed site you can get all the info on this product. I can't post web sites since I am new to this site.
     
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    The Mini6 does have TSO's for Airspeed and Altimeter and needs to be certified just like the units you have in your aircraft right now. I is really up to your regional FAA for that approval. As far as compatible with Century III autopilot - that is our next goal and hopefully we will have something by Sun N Fun 2022.
     
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    You're an RC Allen employee? If so please disclose that, perhaps in a signature line and/or your avatar. I think it's nice to see manufacturers participate in forums.
     
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    Yes - I am the GM at Kelly. Just found out about this form. I will always try and promote our products but there are so many great products out there and I like hearing about them.
     
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    In that case why doesn't Kelly obtain an AML-STC for the Mini-6? You might give the G5s a run if you did. While I prefer the RC line over the G5s in most VFR installs, its the FAA Policy statement that allows me to install an RC as a minor is the reason. Without the PS I would only be installing G5s as they provide an install approval. Something to think about.
     
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    I Completely agree with you - I'll leave it at that right now...
     
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    Looks cool. My C170 could use a digital AI and HSI. Maybe once I make captain…

    what I really need is a vendor willing to make dummy invoices with a zero truncated…for the wife
     
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    What are plans for other autopilots...such as the BK AeroCruze 100?
     
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    I have an RCA 2600-3 in my Decathlon. Great piece of gear, simple and reliable. I fly pretty vigorous acro several times a week and am impressed by how quickly it rights itself. Not the same device but speaks well for the company IMO.

    I do like the added ASI and ALT ... mine are hard to read at night in the pattern.

    six pack.jpg
     
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    Could this work without field authorization?

    [Airspeed] [G5 AI] [Altimeter]
    [Mini6] [G5 HSI] [GI-275 EIS]
     
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    4 glass instruments? Might be better to just go with a G3x
     
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    good idea!
     
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    Can it be installed in Class III aircraft?