Avionics Report

February 2001 Issue

Budget GPS Upgrades

Megabuck color mapcomms arenít the only game in town. Among mid-priced boxes, UPSATís GX60 remains a value leader.


You canít afford one, you donít have the panel space or maybe you just donít want one.

Weíre talking about the high-dollar GPS navigators that no self-respecting owner would admit not lusting after. These days, the $10,000 upgrade has become so ho-hum that youíll have to spend three times that much to raise any envy among your fellow hangar dwellers.

Yet for many owners, the upgrade budget tops out at half that figure and for a modest airplane like an older Warrior or Skylane, why spend such an obscene sum?

Although not hot sellers, the GPS navigator market offers good choices in the mid-price range and, we think good values, too. Herewith is a survey for the owner...

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