The MA10-UD is designed for high altitude (40,000 FEET MSL) military operations. On the compressed scale model, the single revolution eliminates altitude confusion, while maintaining the traditional Altimaster dial face below 8000ft. Since the scale is controlled by the embedded software, the user can specify the scale design when placing an order, i.e. the MA-10UD can be supplied with a dial face that is identical to the MA2-30. For training purposes, the instrument has a simple zero function. For operational use, the DZ altitude and barometric pressure may be programmed in-flight; the MA-10UD will display the correct AGL altitude above the DZ. Each unit can be programmed from the device itself, or with the MA-10 UD Transmitter (sold separately). The unit is based on a stepper motor design and is extremely robust; dropping the instrument will not damage the mechanism.
The embedded software is updateable