The best solution for the best landings
The problem for general aviation pilots has long been a lack of accurate AGL measurements without adding excessive weight, especially when on final. No longer.
Stadia uses infrared LIDAR (laser radar) to measure your altitude above ground within inches. Rechargeable batteries allow virtually any airplane to use this device. No permanent mounting hardware means no need for an A&P to get involved. Simply strap the device to an aircraft hardpoint such as a wing strut or tie-down ring, connect Stadia to your smartphone via Bluetooth, open the Stadia app, connect your headset to your phone and voila!
If your airplane can fly a GoPro attachment, then your airplane can probably fly Stadia. Because of Stadia’s secure method of mounting to the aircraft, it is considered a temporary attachment and is not subject to regulatory purview of 14 CFR part 43. Also see FAA Order 8110.37E for alterations. Ultimate responsibility for the use of Stadia is the pilot's.
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Duration: Up to 10 hours
Max. Altitude: 130 ft
Model A - Wing Strut Braced - Struts with thickness from 1-5/32" - 1-3/4"
(typically for airplanes with Cub style struts)
Model B - Wing Strut Braced - Struts with thickness from 1-3/4" - 2-3/8"
(typically for airplanes with Cessna style struts)
Model L - For most aircraft with Tie-Down rings or other attachment points
The original LIDAR based Stadia does not work well over water. However, a new radar based altimeter called Stadia Neptune is now in development, and should be available soon! Check out the short video below to see the prototype being tested
The Stadia Neptune prototype was able to measure altitudes up to approximately 300ft above the water. This video shows the final few seconds of the landing phase, and both the prototype and the data from it can be seen.
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