Avionics Report

January 2001 Issue

Bendix/King’s KLN 94

With crisp color and simple operating logic, KLN89B owners finally have a mid-priced color option.

[IMGCAP(1)] Just as buyers awaiting new-generation navigators from Honeywell Bendix/King had all but given up the company for dead, the long-awaited KLN94 color GPS has finally arrived.

Cleverly, Bendix/King has designed this as a pin-for-pin, slide-it-in replacement for the top-selling KLN89B, a sweet deal for owners who waited patiently rather than opting for Brand Bís color mapcomm. (Okay, weíll say it; many of Ďem dumped the 89B for Garminís GNS430.)

Was it worth the wait? Generally, we would say yes. Although itís not necessarily an over-the-fence homer, we think the KLN94 is a credible product, with definite improvements over the 89B and some operating features that match the Gar...

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