Spot on with the marketing that the new Kodiak 900 combines DNA from Daher’s TBM and Kodiak 100 outback turboprop into one airplane, the clean-sheet 900 introduced at AirVenture last summer for certain is not a replacement for the Kodiak 100 Series III bush plane.  Instead, the new FAA Part 23 certified Kodiak 900 is a fitting option in a...

inReach Messenger: Compact, Utilitarian

Just when we thought the market had enough personal satellite trackers, Garmin tosses the inReach Messenger in the ring. Think simple, small and fairly priced—all good things for those needing another layer of backstop...

No Damage History: And Other Sales Lies

Aircraft buyers value the phrase “no damage history” so highly when searching for a flying machine to buy that it has caused a certain subset of aircraft owners and brokers to take sometimes drastic...

Nav Data Updates: Effort, Hardware, Cost

A new panel upgrade could be a few thousand dollars to the cost of a small home. But don’t forget about the ongoing costs, which include database subscriptions, firmware updates to the avionics hardware, the...

Fuel Injector Nozzles: Less Care Is Better

They’re smaller than your thumb, inject a metered amount of fuel into each cylinder of your fuel-injected engine and rarely cause problems, but their maintenance needs should be understood as part of knowing the...

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Daher Kodiak 900 Demo

The new FAA certified 900-HP Daher Kodiak 900 turboprop single combines TBM 960 and Kodiak 100 DNA into one airplane. The result is an...