BendixKing AeroCruze 230

Description

The AeroCruze 230 is a welcome refresher for legacy BendixKing autopilots. It is the most cost-effective upgrade for KFC 150, 200 and 250 autopilots. The AeroCruze 230’s innovative design is a two part system. The KC 230 flight computer is a standalone unit that when combined with the KMC 231 mode controller, keeps the existing form factor of the flight computer for the KFC 150 system; enabling easy installation with no changes to the panel. This two-part design allows the KC 230 flight computer to be remote mounted to accommodate KFC 200 and KFC 250 autopilot systems in later AML releases.

The feature-rich touchscreen interface adds Indicated Airspeed Hold (IAS) and Level (LVL) modes, as well as altitude preselect. This display provides additional prompts and cues to indicate what the system will do when various modes are engaged. AeroCruze 230 cuts down on installation costs by reusing the existing servos already installed in your aircraft. Another benefit of installing the AeroCruze 230 is that a two year warranty will be automatically granted for your existing servos, so long as an authorized BendixKing dealer verifies that the servos are in working order.

VASTLY EXPANDED FUNCTIONS

-Full 3-axis autopilot -Automatic wing leveling corrects unusual attitudes -Coupled approaches -Roll steering -Altitude pre-select -Precise turns to capture heading or approach even in high winds -Drives flight director bars -NAV, VOR, ILS, GPS

UNPARALLELED EASE OF USE

-Only touchscreen autopilot available in the market -Mode annunciation so you know what the autopilot is doing -Dedicated knobs and buttons for frequently used functions

 

QUICK AND AFFORDABLE UPGRADE

-$9,995 MSRP -Includes altitude pre-select -Yaw damper available separately -Includes brand new 2-year warranty on your existing servos -Reuse existing servos and wiring to minimize installation costs and reduce downtime from 3 weeks to 1 week

 

Standard Features

  • Altitude pre-select/alerter
  • GPS/ILS/VOR tracking and approaches
  • GPS Roll Steering (GPSS), VS, IAS
  • 2-axis is standard
  • 3-axis available with optional yaw damper
  • Slide-in replacement for KFC 150
  • Computer is remote for KFC 200/250 replacements
  • Glove-friendly, colour LCD touch screen
  • Dedicated controls for frequent tasks
  • Attitude input from AeroFlight (KI 300) primary attitude indicator or another approved source

Interfaces

  • NAV VOR/ILS/GPS sources can be interfaced via digital data bus or analog
  • AirData input provided through digital data bus
  • HSI interfaces can be digital data bus or analog using KI 525A compatible legacy interface
  • Full 2-year system warranty

Available Options

  • Yaw damper for 3-axis capability
  • KAP 235 replaces KA-185/285 annunciators if controller can’t be in pilot’s normal field of view

Specifications

  • 6.3×1.6×11.6 in, (16.0×4.2×28.6 cm)
  • 2.6 lbs (1.18kg)
  • -20°C to +55°C (-4°F to +131°F)
  • Operating Altitude: 35,000 ft
  • 14 and 28 VDC systems (9-33VDC)
  • Power Consumption 2.4A @ 14VDC, 1.2A @ 28VDC

Certifications

  • TSO C-198
  • Environmental: RTCA/DO-160G
  • Software: RTCA/DO-178 Level B

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