DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Piper avstar by Texas Instruments
|Date of introduction:||1980||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 5.3" x 2.9" x
134 x 74 x 9 mm3
|Weight:||2.9 ounces, 82 grams||Serial No:||1824505|
|Batteries:||2*LR43||Date of manufacture:||wk 24 year 1981|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA (ATD)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 8.6 MByte)|
This Piper "Flight Computer" gives you an example of using existing products like the TI-35 for other purposes. We know similar approaches from the insurance business (view the TI-58 manufactured for Lloyd) but this one uses a specialized integrated circuit to perform different computations and conversions:
Alt/AS: Calibrated, True Airspeed, Pressure,
• WIND: Wind Speed, Direction, Course and Heading
• TSD: Time-Speed-Distance, Distance and fuel consumption
• CMP: Computes in the above modes the different values
• CNV: Convert between US and SI-units
• T: Time calculations
The development of this product was done by Jeppesen Sanderson, view the original product here.
Flying more than a Piper? View the USMC HARRIER calculator!
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© Joerg Woerner, October 28, 2012. No reprints without written permission.