Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

An old friend comes back to see us for a new instrument panel.

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Previous installations to this J35 have included all new windows, and instrument panel clean-up, new wing tips, interior by Salem Air Center, a 550, and most recently, paint by Sunquest.  Now, it is time to get serious with a new instrument panel from D'Shannon Aviation.

The aircraft arrives to our facility.  Instruments and avionics are removed and cataloged, then the panel is removed.

Old panel being torn out of a J35

A J35 Bonanza having her panel removed

Panel removal process

J35 panel being removed for upgrade

Instruments and avionics removed

Old panel removal process

Part of the project is relocating the battery.  Hammock Aviation's battery relocation was the choice for this job.

Bonanza getting a new battery box

J35 getting her battery box relocated

Battery box relocation in a J35 Bonanza

J35 battery box

The new panel is fit and adjustments are made; wiring begins.

J35 Bonanza getting new wiring

Bonanza getting new wiring

New panel for a Bonanza

New wiring for a J35 Bonanza

Wiring and plumbing continues, and then instruments and avionics are re-fit.

Panel wiring in a J35 Bonanza

Panel install - Bonanza

Bonanza panel install

Test fitting new panel in a Beech Bonanza

J35 panel wiring

The last disassembly was made; parts were prepped and sent out for powder-coating.  After powder-coating, they were then placarded as needed.  Final assembly began.

Prepping J35 Bonanza panel for powdercoating

Panel upgrade - J35 Bonanza

Newly powdercoated instrument panel

Placarding new instrument panel

Operational inspections were good, and the aircraft was prepared for delivery.  If you are thinking 'it doesn't quite look done yet', you would be correct.

Almost complete panel in a Bonanza

Operational check on the new panel

Aircraft being prepped for delivery

New panel in a Bonanza

The aircraft was flown to Spokane, where Barry at Western Aviation completed the avionics installation.  Looking good, fully functional, and the aircraft has been transformed into a 21st century beauty.

Newly installed panel in a Beech J35 Bonanza

Bonanza with new instruments & avionics

New panel in a Beech Bonanza