The Ryan TCAD: Collision Avoidance on a Budget

Every pilot wants the peace of mind provided by an on-board collision avoidance system, but unless you fly an airliner or bizjet, TCAS is probably out of the question. There are less expensive alternatives, however. A few months ago, AVweb publisher Carl Marbach installed a Ryan TCAD model 9900 in his Aerostar 601P which itself involved some nasty surprises and since then has been putting the unit through its paces. Carl describes what it's like to fly with this device, and discusses whether or not it's worth the money.

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