component for your GPS system
Today’s modern avionics integrate many functions with your
GPS, but standard installations leave many important
features untapped. The TAS 1000 Multi-Function Data Source
was specifically designed to supply all the information
needed to fill in the missing pieces of your GPS or MFD
display in real-time.
In addition to it’s role as an important partner in your GPS
system, the TAS 1000 MFDS is a versatile multi-function
instrument. Configured by the pilot to meet exact needs, TAS
1000 is simple and user-friendly.
I just love
Everyone underestimates the importance of having an
instantaneous display of wind speed and direction until they
see it in action. Once pilots have experienced flying with
the WindicatorTM, they won’t fly without it!
simple dedicated fuel computer is now obsolete. The TAS 1000
MFDS offers extensive fuel management information, and is
user configured using a rotary switch for fuel setting. TAS
makes it easier and faster to initialize, than other fuel
The TAS has
the best, built-in Altitude Alerter on the market. Unlike
other add-on alerters that depend on the coarse resolution
of an altitude encoder, the TAS uses baro-corrected altitude
derived directly from static pressure.
Improve safety and
precision of your IFR procedures with TAS 1000’s altitude
The magic baro
systems require a baro setting input. The TAS 1000 MFDS can
read baro setting from many types of altimeters, incorporate
it into its calculations, and transmit to most GPS’s. The
pilot just sets the altimeter and everything else is
with corected baro output -
save your life
the many features that are unique, the TAS 1000 MFDS
displays Gradient. The rate of climb or decent is expressed
in feet per nautical mile. Safe IFR arrival and departure
procedures depend on minimum gradients for safe obstacle
clearance. Most pilots have little practical experience
gauging gradient. It changes with airplane configuration,
engine performance, altitude, temperature, and wind.
Gradient becomes critically important when an engine fails.
The TAS allows you to maximize glide gradient in a single.
In a twin, on one engine, blue line speed rarely offers best
performance. However, the TAS display in feet per nautical
mile is a direct measure of climb performance under all
conditions. Knowing your gradient performance in an
emergency can make a critical difference.
will clarify your icing decisions
When an aircraft is in motion the OAT probe reports a
temperature higher than the surrounding air. The faster the
indicated airspeed, the greater the error. That is why
pilots are taught icing can occur in above freezing
temperatures. Of course it can’t. The TAS 1000 MFDS computes
Static Air Temperature, that represents the actual
temperature of water droplets in the cloud. When you use
SAT, your icing decisions will be a lot clearer.
temperature, the key to your performance charts
Does your airplane meet the book? Pilot Operating Handbook
tables require temperature expressed as a deviation from a
standard that changes with altitude. The TAS computes the
required ISA temperature from altitude, airspeed, and
outside air temperature. Erroneous temperature data will
destroy the accuracy of any performance calculation. The TAS
provides the correct value.
altitude encoder woes
Inexpensive blind encoders are the most common causes of
altitude reporting problems. The TAS 1000 MFDS’s accurate
altitude information can be sent to your transponder and
GPS. It is aviation’s most precise encoder.
backup for your essential IFR instruments
Safe flight in IFR conditions demands precise altitude, air
speed and vertical speed information. With near perfect
accuracy, the TAS 1000 will serve as a standby altimeter,
air speed and IVSI, independently of the primary
airport with wind information
Helicopter, seaplane, EMS, and bush pilots who land off
airport can now have the advantage of real-time, right-now
Floatplanes offer a challenge like no other airplane. Every
landing is different. The pilot alone must assess the wind
conditions and decide where to land. The Windicator’sTM
accurate real- time wind information ensures landing
directly into the wind on every approach. Even as the winds
change below the tree line or near rugged terrain, the
WindicatorTM keeps you informed. For floatplane operations,
shear on approach
Wind shear is invisible and takes its victims by surprise.
Sudden and significant loss of airspeed can bring even the
biggest airplane down. Knowledge of real-time wind
information on short final can prevent wind shear accidents.
When the winds reported by the tower and the WindicatorTM
differ, you know there will be a wind shift during the
Work the winds
to your best advantage on every flight. You’ll save time and
money when you do. Pick the best tail wind or the least head
wind and easily decide on best speed or range. The dynamic
display of actual fuel efficiency responds immediately to
changes in conditions so you can assess the effect of winds
even in climb.
payload with Windicator accuracy.
aircraft flight parameters based on current conditions are
immediately available on the TAS display. You need not refer
to charts, tables or graphs or calculate anything by hand.
Just turn the knob to display V1, Vr, V2, Vref, etc for
current conditions. This information is custom tailored for
your specific aircraft.
Multi-Function Data List:
Density Altitude Difference
True Air Speed
Total Air Temperature
Static Air Temperature
Total Fuel Used
Total Fuel Remaining
Left Fuel Flow
Left Fuel Used
Right Fuel Flow
Right Fuel Used
Fuel Flow Left/Right
Exclusive Jet Functions
Take-Off Decision Speed
Take-Off Power Setting
Static Error Correction
TAS 1000 Multi-Function Data Source is several instruments
in one. Prior to Insight’s innovation, several instruments
were required to provide the functionality now available in
one small box. Fuel totalizers have long been a part of the
GA cockpit, but air data has traditionally been available
only for heavy aircraft - until the TAS 1000.
Air Data computers evolved in jets as a component of
sophisticated autopilots, as a data source for FMS (flight
management systems), and inertial navigation systems.
TAS Multi-Function Data Source can provide the same
functionality for at a fraction of the cost.
Those who fly jet aircraft are also served by the Insight
TAS 1000, as it is TSO certified to 55,000 ft and 500 kts,
and can be purchased with additional high performance
TAS 1000 meets the stringent requirements of no less that 5
FAA TSO’s, it comes with actual calibration documents to
prove it. Don’t be surprised to see accuracy ten times
better than the requirements.
TAS 1000 Altitude
An altitude alerter is designed
to warn the pilot of deviations from a target altitude.
While useful and convenient in cruise, it is most valuable
during instrument approaches. Flying step down altitudes of
GPS approaches are easier and safer with an alerter.
Alerters are mandatory in turboprops and jets, but
troublesome and rare in piston aircraft. Add-on alerters
have been prone to false alarms, require constant baro
updating and were frustrating to use. The TAS alerter solves
Instead of reading encoder altitude, it has it’s own
internal source of very accurate baro-corrected altitude
derived directly from static pressure, so it performs
precisely without false alarms.
TAS 1000 has the magic baro connection that will
electronically read the baro setting right from your
altimeter. Updating the baro on your primary altimeter
updates your TAS altimeter, TAS alerter and GPS baro too.
Automatically keeping the baro settings in perfect agreement
prevents errors and false alarms. Like all other TAS
functions the alerter is pilot configurable. You may tailor
the warning band to meet your needs.
The TAS alerter is an integral function of all TAS systems,
requires no extra equipment or installation time, no extra
panel space and is included at no extra charge.
Install weight is 1 lb.
1000 Feet Warning
When the aircraft is 1000 feet away from the selected
altitude the altitude alert you will hear one beep.
At 100 feet prior to target the TAS 1000 will activate the
altitude alert and you will hear two beeps.
Outside The Altitude Warning Band
Once the airplane is inside the altitude warning band the
TAS 1000 will enter the warning mode and remain silent. TAS
1000 will activate the altitude alert output and you will
hear three beeps whenever the aircraft altitude goes above
or below the altitude warning band.
New Target Altitude if the pilot selects a different
altitude alert value before the aircraft exceeds the
altitude warning band, the TAS 1000 will not activate
altitude alert output (equivalent with three beeps). Instead
TAS will monitor the altitude and activate when the aircraft
is 1000 feet away from the new target altitude selected
Configuring Altitude Warning Band
Alert warning function menu can be configured from the list
of active menus in “Configuration Mode”.
TAS 1000 Optional Encoder
Altitude Encoder / Overspeed
Insight’s TAS 1000 is an excellent
altimeter with accuracy exceeding certified sensitive
altimeters. A match box size module converts the TAS
altitude data into encoder format. A unique feature of this
module is the single cable connection to the TAS. This small
cable conveys power and signal. This simplifies wiring and
reduces complexity. Several modules may share this data buss
to provide encoder information where needed, without running
long multiconductor cables from the nose or tail.
This can save thousands of dollars in installation
TAS 1000 is TSO’d as a Mach overspeed and IAS overspeed
system, features important in high performance turboprops
Every expansion module is programmed at
Insight with overspeed alerts for your specific aircraft
Instruments expansion module system provides altitude
information and overspeed warning information to the pilot.
It does so by receiving altitude and overspeed warning
information from the TAS 1000 Multi-Function Data Source.
TAS 1000 measures static and pitot pressure, computes
altitude and air speed every second, and sends them to the
The expansion module acknowledges
every successful reception of data, by sending back a
special message to the TAS 1000 MFDS.
module receives the data, checks for transmission errors,
converts the altitude to Gray code for use by the
transponder or GPS. From the same data, the altitude encoder
will determine whether or not it should activate the
When the pilot wants to run an overspeed test he has to
switch to this menu and push the button. During this test,
the pilot should hear the overspeed warning.
TAS 1000 -
technology you will use every flight.