April 2001 Issue

Letters: April 2001

Budget GPS
I liked your article on GPS budget upgrades in the February issue.  We have an Apollo loran—a real pain to operate—coupled to the autopilot in our 1978 A36 Bonanza.  It does its job but I would love to upgrade.  Which brings me to your article.

It seemed to me that you shorted Honeywell/Bendix/King a bit.  I checked the internet ( and they advertise a KLN 89B IFR for $2895 (maybe an overhauled unit, it’s hard to tell) and a KLN 90B overhaul for only $2595. 

Why would these two units not be a better deal than some of the others you listed from Garmin and UPSAT/Apollo?  I understand the comm issue, but if your radios are okay, why not try...

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