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Photo: King Air With New Glass Cockpit

EatSleepFly

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Glad they finally got rid of the ugly beige panel!

As for the glass... same old info, new display. Probably overpriced... :)
 

HMR

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User997 said:
Looks like they're using the Collins ProLine 21 glass... what do you guys think of the new look?
New look?:confused:

Hasn't that been out for over two years?
 

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Do you have one lit up?

I spent many days and nights in a C90 and 200. The King Air just feels more at home with that big ol' ADI ball in front of you.
 

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RJPilott said:
I spent many days and nights in a C90 and 200. The King Air just feels more at home with that big ol' ADI ball in front of you.
I know what you mean. I thought the same thing until my first stormy night all by my lonesome in a newer BE20. Programming the FMS then sitting back and watching the digital autopilot fly a perfect DME arc and approach cured me of any nostalgia.;)
 

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Yes, an FMS would have definitely come in handy on a few of those nights. Especially after a long day of 91 flying. But, i didnt know what i was missing at that time. I thought the Argus and AP were the best thing since sliced bread.
 

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April issue of Flying magazine has a good picture of a 200 cockpit with pro-line 21, all lit up.
 

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captdippe' said:
Sure as hell beats a KLN90
Is it really better than the KLN-90B? How many airports have you been unable to find, or unable to land at because you only had the KLN-90B, and not the Proline 21?

I agree that it is a better looking cockpit, but the G-V does not find airports any better than the G-II I fly on occasion.
 

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GVJeff said:
Is it really better than the KLN-90B?
Good point. Plus, I can program an 89, 90B or 94 blindfolded, hands behind my back, using only the cleft in my chin to turn the knobs.;)

The only benefit to an FMS I can think of is coupled VNAV and loading flight plans?
 
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