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

Installing different antennas can be challenging, especially with limited access and fresh paint to deal with.  We installed new Nav antennas to a Debonair.

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Newly painted aircraft brought in for antenna installation

The aircraft arrived at our facility fresh from the paint shop. The plan was to duplicate the same antenna installation as found from the factory on later F33's.

Antenna installation process

The rudder and left elevator were removed for access. Aircraft was leveled to plot the positioning of the blades. Necessary rivets were removed for the doubler installation, and an access hole was made in the left side.

Antenna doubler details

The doublers were installed. Next, the plate was fabricated to cover the access hole. The signal combiner was installed to this plate. A new length of cable was installed in the aft fuselage and vertical stabilizer.

Newly installed antennas

Paint touched up as required, antennas installed and sealed. Rudder and elevator reinstalled. All components double checked for installation security, paperwork done. Let's go flying!