Avionics Report

March 2018 Issue

Used IFR GPS Systems: Garmin GNS Still Tops

But you’ll pay top dollar for a good one. Consider the cost of installation kits, antennas and pricey factory service while striking a deal.

We’ve been around enough avionics installations to know that most every project can snowball once the aircraft hits the hangar floor. That’s especially true as more owners finally commit to ADS-B installations. If the aircraft hasn’t seen an avionics installation in ages, low-budget buyers might noodle the idea of buying used GPS navigators. But what may seem like a smoking-good deal on used equipment websites could be a setup for a serious case of buyer’s remorse.

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