April 2002 Issue

Queries: 04/02

Navcomm back-ups, KXWX56 radar support, aircraft payload questions

Iím a new aircraft owner (1979 Grumman Tiger) and I would appreciate some feedback on an avionics upgrade. I have a Narco Nav122 with glideslope and marker beacons and I want to replace this with a used Bendix/King KX155 with glideslope with the KI 209A as my primary IFR approach equipment.† Your recent article on used avionics mentioned the KX170 as an alternative back-up but you suggested KX155 as being a better deal.† Are you saying that a used† KX155 would only be good for a back-up and not a primary navcomm?† My other idea is to buy a used KLN89B GPS and then (eventually) install the UPSAT MX20 to use for the moving map.† This way I can be legal /G and shoot GPS approaches using my Ga...

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