Quest Launches Upgraded G1000NXi Kodiak
Quest Aircraft Company has announced that it is now offering an upgraded model of its Kodiak 100. The new Kodiak 100, Series II incorporates many of the changes the company has made to the original design over the last ten years and adds on some new features including a Garmin G1000NXi avionics suite, the Flight Stream 510, an angle-of-attack indexer and a digital 4-in-1 standby indicator.
“The refinements and upgrades across the entire platform truly elevate the Kodiak experience, while continuing to deliver the distinctive design and workmanship we’re known for,” said Quest CEO Rob Wells. Quest has also reworked some of the cabin features, adding in additional cockpit storage, new sun visors and LEMO headset plugs. Better fuselage seals were included for improved soundproofing and the cargo doorstep saw a weight-reducing redesign.
The Quest Kodiak is a 10-seat, single-PT-6 powered STOL workhorse. Among other things, it can be equipped for float operations, cargo hauling, passenger carrying, medevac and skydiving. According to the company, the Kodiak can take off in under 1,000 feet at its maximum gross takeoff weight of 7,255 pounds and climb at more than 1,300 feet per minute.