KAS-297B 065-0065-00

BendixKing - Altitude/VSI Selector (KAP/KFC-150)
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  • Altitude / Vertical Speed Selector used in KFC-150 Autopilot System
  • Functions along with the KEA-130A Encoding Altimeter and KFC-150 System to provide Altitude Alerting and Altitude Preselect (typical)
  • Compatible with KEA-346 Servoed Encoding Altimeter for KAP-150 / KFC-150 Altitude Preselect Option (per Installation Bulletin No. 262)
  • Also provides for vertical speed selection, vertical sync, and vertical speed hold
  • -01 supercedes -00; -01 can be used as replacement for -00 with harness pin adjustment
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Size: 3.26"W x 1.542"H x 8.70"L Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Temperature Range: -20 to +55C (operating) TSO: C9c, C52a DO-160A Env. Cat. F1A/SP/XXXXXXZBABA
Altitude: 55000 ft. Power Requirements: 9-33 VDC at .7 amps max
Aural Alert Output: 2 +-2Vp-p into 500 ohm load Sonalert Output: Active State: Lo (NMT 1 +-5VDC at 10ma max; Inactive State: High (33 VDC max)
Voice Enable Output: Active State: Lo (NMT 1 +-5VDC at 10ma max; Inactive State: High (33 VDC max) Baro Pot Excitation Output: 5 VDC
Altimeter Inputs: 11 Wire Grey Code, Active State: Ground, Inactive State: Open Baro Correct Input: 4.2VDC to .40VDC
Lighting: 120ma max at 14 volts, 60ma max at 28 volts    
Part NumberAltitude/Vertical Speed Preselector Description
065-0065-00 original production version
065-0065-01 current production version of -00


- Altitude/VSI Selector (KAP/KFC-150)
Price Condition Delivery

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

- Altitude/VSI Selector (KAP/KFC-150)
Price Condition Delivery

SEA Repair Capabilities: Yes

- Altitude/VS Selector
Price Condition Delivery

SEA Repair Capabilities: No

Click on a question below to see the answer. If you have a question about this model that is not answered below, please contact questions@seaerospace.com

None, they represent the same unit. Original King Radio part numbers were 9 digits. For example, 066-3056-01. During the Bendix and King merger (i.e. Bendix/King), a new part numbering system was created that converted these 9 digit part numbers to 12 digits. Therefore, 066-3056-01 became 066-03056-0001. Despite this numbering change, units that were originally from the King Radio design still have the 9 digit part number format on the unit dataplate. The 12 digit format for King units appears to be used for catalog and internal Honeywell purposes only. Therefore, any unit that has a zero in its third to last number (i.e. XXX-XXXX-X0XX) has a 9 digit part number (i.e. XXX-XXXX-XXX) on its dataplate / ID Plate.
In January 1989 Bendix/King changed from a nine digit to a twelve digit part numbering system. The new, larger 12 digit numbers allowed for the inclusion of software version into the last two digits of the part number for certain units in which software changed frequently such as EFIS and TCAS processors. Therefore, the two digits immediately preceding the software version indicate the hardware version of the unit.

Different software versions imply different operational features and/or interface capabilities and software modifications imply software repairs (bug fixes) to insure proper operation of these features and interfaces. Software version upgrades frequently require hardware modifications to the unit. Such hardware modifications accompanying software version upgrades do not necessarily change the hardware version of the unit.
Southeast Aerospace exchanges are based on the return of an undamaged, economically repairable core unit with identical part number as the unit shipped to the customer. An "economically repairable" core is defined as one where the cost to repair/overhaul (or Repair Cap) does not exceed 80% of the original SV/OH exchange price billed. Should the Repair Cap exceed 80%, the customer will be billed the additional amount. In the event this amount exceeds the Outright Price for the unit, the customer would only be billed the difference between the Outright Price and SV/OH Exchange Price with the core returned as-is to the customer.

Here is an example of such a transaction:

$1000 Exchange Price charged to customer
$1000 x .8 = $800 Maximum Allowable core repair charge or Repair Cap

$2000 Cost to repair core unit
- $800 Less Core repair cap
$1200 Additional billing amount.

2200.00 Total Cost of transaction

Please Note:
SEA offers exchange on new items as well. However, repair cap as indicated above is still based on SV/OH exchange price.

Negotiating the exchange price of a unit only limits the allowable repair cap for the core unit. Southeast Aerospace's exchange transactions are based on the return of economically repairable core unit. Once the core is received and evaluated, the core repair cost incurred by SEA cannot exceed 80% of the original exchange price. That is, it cannot cost SEA more than 80% of the original OH/SV exchange price collected from the customer. Therefore, when and if an SEA exchange price is discounted, there is a risk that additional charges may be assessed once the core is returned and evaluated.

For more information, please refer to these other Exchange FAQs

Yes, the -01 version of the supersedes the -00 version and will replace it directly if the KAS-297B will be interfaced to the KEA-346 altimeter. If the KAS-297B -01 is used with another altimeter, then going from the -00 to the -01 would require Pin 28 (ALT valid) to be grounded.