Avionics Report

July 1999 Issue

Autopilot Buyer’s Guide

Bendix/King is out with its new digital KFC 225 but with limited STCs, S-Tec systems are still top of the heap, value-wise.

It seems that hardly a week passes without a new GPS navigator appearing, but the world of autopilots progresses at a relatively glacial pace. But progress it does. Although the field of players hasn’t changed a great deal, there are new entrants into the world of computer-aided piloting.  

Notably, AlliedSignal recently rolled out its new KFC 225, a premium George aimed at the high performance market. Meanwhile, S-TEC continues to impress buyers with its modular approach to autopilot design and marketing.

The company has introduced some new stuff since we last examined autopilots and we’re told more developments are in the works.  Here’s our point-in-time assessment of what’s out...

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