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                              FLIGHT CONTROL SERVICES FAA CRS#OFHR414L 

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 Updated MAY 2024

TRANSPONDER RECERTIFICATION'S INCLUDE A FRESH ALIGNMENT AND LOGBOOK ENTRY FOR $195 PLUS SHIPPING

 

 


Order service by clicking on the ORDER FORM link. there are a few things you should know first:                        

You might want to try our INTERACTIVE HELP It's simple and might point you towards a repair that could be handled by your local mechanic.



Our procedure includes an incoming inspection for shipping damage. Your transponder is logged in and sent to the bench where it is either aligned or repaired and aligned. If a repair is required we will contact you prior to any billable work. All transponders receive the complete manufacturers written alignment procedure plus more. We inspect and clean all rheostats and code switch wafers, check shielding and grounds near RF circuitry and sometimes polish tarnished contacts for better contact at critical areas.

When you fill out the service request on this site and the info you provide becomes part of our workorder. I read what you wrote. We have 3 FAA certified locations at 2 airports and one at our home. You ship to our 1467 Sanibel Ln, Gulf Breeze Fl 32563. We service transponders 3 days a week.  Most transponders have several alignment points and most often an alignment is all that's needed. If a repair is required we evaluate the symptoms and circuit for troubleshooting options. All repaired units receive an alignment. There are many common faults that are particular to any given model or make. Most are well known by me however there is always something new. Some units are not worth fixing and I will tell you if so. Beyond Economical Repair to us means that it is not worth sinking money into for a variety of reasons. Many proprietary parts are unavailable or harder to find. We aim to provide a quality and reliable repair and stand by our work.


Important note on parts availability. Often we receive very old transponders such as the Narco AT-50, AT-50A and KT-76. Some of the logic chips are unavailable. We do not harvest obsolete chips from older units due to a high failure rate. Most other non mechanical parts such as transistors, resistors and capacitors are sourced as new. Chances of a successful repair/alignment are still good but not guaranteed. When we troubleshoot down to an unavailable chip or other component we charge only the evaluation fee of $75 and will return the unit to you at our actual shipping cost.


Open 30 day credit is extended to all customers as long as you sign the SERVICE REQUEST form you will attach to your transponder (instructions will follow).

Please follow our shipping advice PACKING & SHIPPING.  Details regarding our return shipping policy are also found there.

If you would like the FAR 91.413 24 month transponder certification log entry please include your aircraft make and model. We will add an additional $35 to your invoice unless you have selected the VFR recert service for working transponders that are fully functional

CLICK HERE  The maximum fee accessed for a non-repairable transponder is $75 including return shipping.

CLICK HERE  For our repair warranty policy.

Some transponder failures are due to circumstances that are highly unusual and may have originated elsewhere.  Please note our commitment to follow this through to the end even if additional warranty or tech support is required and at no additional expense to you, other than stated above.