February 2014 Issue
Retrofit Autopilots: Youll Pay For Precision
A rate-based S-Tec may be a cost-effective solution, but Avidynes DFC90 and Bendix King KFC225 attitude-based models easily outperform it.
Proposals for new autopilot upgrades can be shocking. Even entry-level wing-leveling systems start at $10,000, not including installation. But that wont buy much. Higher-end models with add-on options can easily snowball a project to $40,000. Thats roughly the cost of an average engine replacementor an average Skyhawk.
To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.
Subscribe to Aviation Consumer
Aviation Consumer is the independent online source for impartial and uncompromising evaluations of aircraft, avionics, accessories, equipment and more.
Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.
Subscriber Log In
Forgot your password? Click Here.