Last year when Bendix/King announced its KI 300 replacement attitude indicator, a lot of people—including us—loved the things it did. There were also a lot of folks who wanted more.
As background, the KI 300 is a solid-state replacement attitude indicator with a bright display that can take the place of an older mechanical AI while allowing you to upgrade to digital attitude (instead of failure-prone vacuum powered attitude). The original KI 300, which features a built-in MEMS-based attitude sensor, lacked a few really desirable features, including airspeed, altitude, VSI and flight director capability.
In the current version, Bendix/King has added all of those features. The unit is primary for attitude, so you can find a new home for your mechanical attitude indicator. The KI 300 is for reference for airspeed, altitude and VSI, so you’ll need to retain those original mechanical instruments (or some other acceptable primary version of them) in your panel.
The KI 300 starts at $4,995 without the flight director capability. With the command bars, it sells for $5,995. For planes that need a yaw rate gyro, the KI 300 can be upgraded to provide that function as well and replace the airplane’s mechanical yaw rate gyro with a solid state component.
On top of that, Bendix/King is offering a trade-in offer for your old KI 256 attitude indicator. The bounty: $256. Ha!
Learn more at Bendix/King.