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Part Installation Guidelines



While it is our goal to provide you with a 'plug-in-place' part, there are some guidelines for obtaining the best fit that you will need to follow. It is strongly recommended that the original piece you are removing from the aircraft be retained to assist you with the installation process. Below are our recommendations to consider during the installation of these parts. Please note that this is not intended to be an exhaustive listing but rather our suggested guidelines.

Assuring the proper installation of these parts is the responsibility of the installer who should always assess the impact and completeness of any installation upon completion.


  • If you have not already removed original part take a moment to compare your new part by holding it in place over the original or next to it. You should check to assure the general fit at this time and verify you have purchased the correct part. Drilling, painting, and or cutting part will Void part being able to be returned.
  • Use the original part to establish prior mounting locations by mating the parts together. This will give you the general location for drilling your pilot hole. You may also find it easier to use a commercially available locating tool as used in sheet metal work. A variety of creative methods for locating holes has been discussed in aviation literature and can be found on the internet. Additionally, most type club organizations have someone who can help you with this as well.
  • Drill a pilot hole for any mounting hardware that fits slightly larger than the hardware. Doing this will reduce the stress applied to the plastic by the hardware. Always use the same size and same type of mounting hardware as what was removed.
  • Trim part edges to the desired fit and mate with the surrounding interior. Often times the removal of the original part results in the surrounding parts and upholstery "relaxing" so you may find it necessary to trim your new part for a better finished look. Remove small amounts of material until the desired look is achieved.
  • Parts with application around moving structures such as doors, operable windows, controls, switches, etc. should be inspected after installation to assure continued proper operation of those items.
  • Assure that any trimming completed around moving or operable items maintains adequate clearance such as to prevent gaps which allow foreign objects to penetrate and interfere with the operations.

In addition to the above recommended guidelines please check the back of any parts you have purchased for additional instructions. Parts with areas needing more specific clearance are labeled with a red inspection decal indicating the affected area. Be sure you thoroughly inspect these areas upon installation, prior to any attempt to operate the aircraft, for any interference with the proper functioning. Should you have any difficulty with your installation please contact our customer service team for additional guidance by calling (620)782-3037. 

 Special Instructions

The enclosed parts have been identified as having potential effects on surrounding parts if not properly fitted on installation. Be certain you have thoroughly inspected these parts upon installation to assure continued proper operation of the adjoining parts and components. You must also assure that any trimming completed on these parts prevents any interference and maintains adequate clearance to prevent gaps which may allow foreign objects to fall behind the part. 

 Note: FAA PMA's

 Parts that are listed as PMA PENDING are NOT eligible for 8130 program.