I'm sure you all have seen it, mounted in corridors, a 2C plastic thing that looks like it could be 20 year old, new aircrafts still comes equipped with it, it's probably the only model that got certified for airworthiness, and nobody bothered to update it for the new millenium.
Has anyone played with it? there's plenty of pilots around here...
What would you do to update it?
Me- I would change it to lithium battery for longevity sake, i'm sure the batterry in there gets changed according to intervals anyway, but lithiums could help the cost, but then again i'm sure you can't just put any CR123 battery in, it probably has to be certified in triplicate or something like that, so that might not work
I would say a replacement contender would be something like a Surefire G2, maybe it needs to float and have a more conventional switch for usage by normal folks in an emergency.
Let's get a ball rolling on what would be a good contender for the replacement?