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KCS-55A Compass System (HSI) with Bootstrap Output


KCS-55A Compass System (HSI) with Bootstrap Output


Product Description

Our highest quality and most common Compass System (HSI) is the Bendix/King KCS-55A. This is a four part system, consisting of:

  • KI-525A Pictorial Navigation Indicator
  • KG-102A Directional Gyro
  • KMT-112 Flux Detector
  • KA-51A / KA-51B Slaving Accessory

The KI-525A is the most visible component, and what people tend to mean when they talk about an HSI. This indicator shows both your heading and course information on the same display. It may be interfaced with an Autopilot or Flight Director. It also has dual glideslope indications that appear when flying an ILS approach. The KI-525A included in this system has a bootstrap output. This sends current heading information to other displays (Stormscope, Moving Map, ADF card, etc.). Slavable displays use this signal to orient themselves automatically. The course information displayed on the KI-525A may come from a variety of sources, including a GPS. The following NAV Receiver / RNAV Navigation Systems are also compatible with the KI-525A:

  • KNS-80 NAV/RNAV/DME/Glideslope
  • KNS-81 NAV/RNAV/Glideslope
  • KX-155 NAV/COMM (with external VOR/LOC Converter)
  • KX-165 NAV/COMM

The King KCS-55A Compass System (HSI) is available in either Serviceable or Overhauled condition. We strongly recommend the Overhauled option, as shown here. Unlike many other avionics items, there are (in both the KI-525A and KG-102A Gyro) high-speed moving parts that will wear over time. Having a system Overhauled will ensure the reliability you expect from an important and expensive system. Overhauled systems come with a 6 month warranty. We do not typically stock Overhauled KCS-55A systems because the "clock" would start on the overhaul warranty. Instead, we will have an HSI overhauled for you to get you a fresh inspection and full warranty period. Please allow 1-2 weeks before shipping. (If you need a KCS-55A quickly, please contact us to see what options we can offer.) You may also be interested in an NAV or NAV/COMM to use with this KCS-55A.

If you have any questions about this item, please click Ask us about the King KCS-55A Compass System (HSI) with Bootstrap Output to send us an email.

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