AEROPLANE FACTORY STCs
SLIDING CANOPY - STC SA02141LA
The sliding canopy installation changes the entire look of the Swift. The visibility is increased
dramatically, expecially when compared to the original Swift solid canopy hatch. Ease
of entry into the cockpit is similar to that of an original-hatch Swift and much easier
than with a gull-wing hatch modification. The original windshield, windshield bow,
rollover structure and rear quarter windows are removed during the STC installation.
Rollover protection is provided by a new windshield bow which has been load-tested to
5200 pounds without failure. New-manufacture parts included with the STC kit are: windshield
bow, canopy frame, windshield, top windows, slides and tracks, roller, roller guide, latch,
outside fuselage skins, and installation hardware. Installation instructions, installation
drawings and a CD of installation photos showing each step of the process is included for
those who want to install the kit themselves or have their local shop complete the installation.
The Aeroplane Factory's Electric Elevator Pitch Trim STC is included with this kit (A $995 added value).
Nov-2013 Rising costs of materials for this kit have reached a point where we can no longer hold the old price. The current price now for the complete kit is $15,995. .
CONVERSION FROM CONTROL YOKES TO STICKS - STC SA4855NM
Dual Stick Conversion: This kit replaces the control wheels with control sticks. All parts that rotate with respect
to another part are on ball bearings or rod ends. The system uses 21 bearings. The use of bearings and rod ends eliminates any
slop or play in the controls and provides a smooth travel without any binding or catching. We currently hold a multiple STC for
this modification and manufacture the kit on site using our Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA). The cost of the
bearings is making it prohibitive to produce these kits economically so if you want the smoothest feel and the
best geometry in a stick conversion STC order one of these kits as soon as possible.
ELECTRIC ELEVATOR TRIM - STC SA02052LA
The original trim crank, cables, and jackscrew are removed and an electric servo is installed in place of the original jackscrew in the horizontal stabilizer. Activation is provided by a toggle switch on the instrument panel. Included in the system is a LED indicator to show the position of the trim tab. Travel time of the tab from end to end is approximately 18 seconds. In the event of a servo runaway, the breaker is pulled to stop the travel. Stick forces have been demonstrated to be light enough even at full deflection that the plane can be safely flown to a point of landing and repair. To this date there have been no reported servo failures. The kit comes with mounting brackets, servo, pushrod, indicator, circuit breaker, switch, hardware, installation instructions, and STC. The price for the complete kit for the installation of this STC is: $1150.00 . Contact email@example.com for availability and shipping of this STC. NOTE: The price for this STC does not include installation. The Aeroplane Factory or your local shop can install this kit for you at normal shop rates.
MACHINED STALL STRIPS - STC SA02154LA
Our machined stall strip is manufactured in-house under our PMA. It is significantly smaller than the stock stall strip. Installation of this STC on an aircraft with either of the Merlyn Products, Inc. gross weight increase STCs installed will return the aft C.G. limit to the original Swift aft limit of 34.7". The price for the complete kit for the installation of this STC is: $400.00 . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and shipping of this STC. NOTE: The price for this STC does not include installation. The Aeroplane Factory or your local shop can install this kit for you at normal shop rates.
LYCOMING O-320 ENGINE CONVERSION - STC SA2-1007
The Aeroplane Factory has recently obtained the STC for converting the Globe Swift engine to a 150 H.P. Lycoming O-320. We are in the process of updating the STC and adding the compact hub propeller to the STC approval.
LEFT HAND THROTTLE QUADRANT - STC SA4856NM
The Aeroplane Factory accomplished this modification as a one time STC.