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NOTICE: These parts are not PMA'd! You and your IA will need to decide whether these

meet the requirements of owner-produced parts for installation on your airplane.

Read the Service Bulletin here.

If you want to install PMA'd parts, the best on line source that I found was Broadies' Aircraft.  On the day that I searched, one of the four parts was out of stock and the other three looked like this, this, and this.

For entertainment purposes only, here was a sample result that I got from another online source:  Funny

My local FBO was able to quote a set for me and the total was $1432.

Stabilator Bracket Part Number Cross-Reference

Original Cessna Part

Superseding Cessna Part

Velocolutions Part

Bracket, Stabilator Weight Arm, Forward Mounting, LH

1732010-3

1732063-1

VLC-2-12-001

Bracket, Stabilator Weight Arm, Forward Mounting, RH

1732010-4

1732063-2

VLC-2-12-002

Bracket, Stabilator Weight Arm, Rear Mounting, LH

1732031-3

1732064-1

VLC-2-12-003

Bracket, Stabilator Weight Arm, Rear Mounting, RH

1732031-4

1732064-2

VLC-2-12-004

Below are four photos of the brackets.  You will notice that I deliberately omitted the holes on the fore and aft sides of the brackets.  This is so you can align them with any uniqueness present in your plane and to enhance the owner-produced fraction.  (Click any picture to enlarge.)

               

The brackets are made of 0.060" type 304 stainless steel with a 2B finish.  They are then passivated prior to marking.

COMPARISON WITH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER'S PARTS

Below are two pictures showing the relative weights of the two sets (64 g Cessna vs. 173 g Velocolutions).  (As usual, click any picture to enlarge.)

   

These two pictures show the OEM brackets in the two profiles.  In the picture on the right you see the holes that will need to be drilled in these parts for your airplane.

   

CORROSION TESTING

In May 2013, I subjected a representative set of these brackets to a salt fog test in accordance with ASTM B117 in a professional laboratory.  Test specimens were placed in a salt fog chamber whereby specimens were exposed to cyclic corrosion tests for a period greater than 500 hours (531 to be exact).  Conditions (salt fog spray, condensation, wet/dry conditions, temps @ 25 degs C) are in accordance with modifications and refinements to ASTM B117.  This practice provides a controlled corrosive environment which has been utilized to produce relative corrosion resistance information for specimens of metals and coated metals exposed in a given test chamber.

Below are pictures of the result.  As usual, click any picture to enlarge.  The first two pics are immediately after removal from the salt fog chamber.  The other pictures are after wiping the samples down with a rag.

Brackets immediately after removal from salt fog chamber 

The close ups show the only areas of noticable corrosion. 

Now also available powder coated in white.  If you'd prefer a different color, please contact me.

   

 

Price: $400.00

Return policy: If returned unmodified within 180 days from your order, I will refund 100% of your purchase price.  If you want to return the parts after 180 days, please contact me.

How to pay: PayPal (username "mjparry@verizon.net") or check payable to: Matt Parry, 531 Geranium Pl, Oxnard, CA 93036

 

The brackets are made in the USA from steel made in the USA.