|Parameters||Range||Installed system1minimum accuracy (to recovered data)||Sampling interval (per second)||Resolution3read out|
|Relative time (from recorded on prior to takeoff)||25 hr minimum||±0.125% per hour||1||1 sec.|
|Indicated airspeed||Vmin to VD(KIAS) (minimum airspeed signal attainable with installed pilot-static system)||±5% or ±10 kts., whichever is greater||1||1 kt.|
|Altitude||−1,000 ft. to 20,000 ft. pressure altitude||±100 to ±700 ft. (see Table 1, TSO C51–a)||1||25 to 150 ft.|
|Vertical acceleration||−3g to +6g||±0.2g in addition to ±0.3g maximum datum||4 (or 1 per second where peaks, ref. to 1g are recorded)||0.05g.|
|Longitudinal acceleration||±1.0g||±1.5% max. range excluding datum error of ±5%||2||0.03g.|
|Pitch attitude||100% of usable range||±2°||1||0.8°.|
|Roll attitude||±60° or 100% of usable range, whichever is greater||±2°||1||0.8°.|
|Altitude rate||±8,000 fpm||±10% Resolution 250 fpm below 12,000 ft. indicated||1||250 fpm below 12,000.|
|Engine Power, Each Engine|
|Main rotor speed||Maximum range||±5%||1||1%2|
|Free or power turbine||Maximum range||+5%||1||1%2|
|Engine torque||Maximum range||±5%||1||1%2|
|Flight Control—Hydraulic Pressure|
|Secondary—if applicable (discrete)||High/low||1|
|Radio transmitter keying (discrete)||On/off||1|
|Autopilot engaged (discrete)||Engaged or disengaged||1|
|SAS status—engaged (discrete)||Engaged/disengaged||1|
|SAS fault status (discrete)||Fault/OK||1|
|Pedal Position4||Full range||±3%||2||1%2|
|Lat. Cyclic4||Full range||±3%||2||1%2|
|Long. Cyclic4||Full range||±3%||2||1%2|
|Controllable Stabilator Position4||Full range||±3%||2||1%2|
1When data sources are aircraft instruments (except altimeters) of acceptable quality to fly the aircraft the recording system excluding these sensors (but including all other characteristics of the recording system) shall contribute no more than half of the values in this column.
2Per cent of full range.
3This column applies to aircraft manufactured after October 11, 1991.
4For all aircraft manufactured on or after December 6, 2010, the sampling interval per second is 4.
[Doc. No. 25530, 53 FR 26152, July 11, 1988; 53 FR 30906, Aug. 16, 1988, as amended by Amdt. 135–69, 62 FR 38397, July 17, 1997; Amdt. 135–113, 73 FR 12570, Mar. 7, 2008; 73 FR 15281, Mar. 21, 2008; Amdt. 135–121, 75 FR 17047, Apr. 5, 2010]