Airworthiness Directive

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-5217; AD 85-23-07



Airworthiness Directives; KING RADIO CORPORATION Models KFC 150, KAP 150 and KAP 100 Autopilot Systems
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DATES: Effective January 27, 1986.






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85-23-07 KING RADIO CORPORATION: Amendment 39-5217. Applies to Models KFC 150, KAP 150 and KAP 100 autopilot systems which use the following flight computers and are certificated to the applicable requirements of Technical Standard Orders C9c and C52a (*):
MODELPART NO.SERIAL NO.
KC 190065-0055-00all serial numbers
065-0055-01all serial numbers
065-0055-021474 and below
065-0055-0310095 and below
KC 191065-0054-00all serial numbers
065-0054-01all serial numbers
065-0054-0220754 and below
065-0054-0330227 and below
065-0054-0420754 and below
065-0054-0530227 and below
KC 192065-0042-00all serial numbers
065-0042-01all serial numbers
065-0042-0240614 and below
065-0042-0350464 and below
065-0042-0440614 and below
065-0042-0550464 and below

(*) Units with serial numbers above those stated comply with this AD at the time of shipment from King Radio Corporation.

Compliance: Required as indicated unless already accomplished.

To prevent undetected trim malfunctions that may result in significant mistrim conditions, accomplish the following:

(a) For affected flight computers not installed in an aircraft, prior to further use, modify the computer in accordance with the instructions contained in King Radio Corporation Alert Service Bulletin KC 190/191/192-9 dated November 6, 1985.

(b) For affected flight computers installed in the following airplanes:
AIRCRAFT MAKE AND MODELSTC NUMBER
Mooney M20J, M20KSA1561CE-D
Piper PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201TSA1563CE-D
Piper PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-236SA1565CE-D
Piper PA-32-301, PA-32-301TSA1567CE-D
Cessna 172RGSA1568CE-D
Cessna U206G, TU206G (Landplane,
Seaplane, and Amphibian)SA1569CE-D
Cessna 172PSA1570CE-D
Cessna R182, TR182SA1571CE-D
Piper PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301TSA1572CE-D
Beech A36, A36TC, B36TCSA1574CE-D
Piper PA-34-200T, PA-34-220TSA1575CE-D
Cessna 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182SA1770CE-D
Cessna 172L S/N 17256631SA1772CE-D
Piper PA-46-310PSA1778CE-D
Reims-Cessna FR182SA1783CE-D
Partenavia AP68TP 300SA1784CE-D
SOCATA TB20SA1785CE-D
Beech F33ASA1789CE-D
Partenavia P68C, P68C-TCSA1791CE-D
Reims-Cessna F182P, F182QSA1794CE-D
Cessna 210R, T210RSA2050CE-D

(1) Within the next 10 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD, deactivate the autopilot and electric trim by pulling the respective circuit breakers and banding by placing a tie wrap equivalent around the circuit breaker stem.

(2) Fabricate and install on the instrument panel in clear view of the pilot the following placard using letters of a minimum 0.10 inch in height: "AP AND ELECTRIC TRIM INOPERATIVE PER AD 85-23-07" and operate the aircraft accordingly.

(3) Within 50 hours TIS or 120 calendar days, whichever comes first, after the effective date of this AD, modify the flight computer in accordance with the instructions contained in King Radio Corporation Alert Service Bulletin KC 190/191/192-9 dated November 6, 1985.

(4) The requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this AD may be accomplished by the holder of a pilot certificate issued under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) on any airplane owned or operated by him. The person accomplishing these actions must make the appropriate aircraft maintenance record entry as prescribed by FAR 91.173.

(5) The requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this AD are no longer required when paragraph (b)(3) of this AD has been accomplished.

(c) For affected flight computers installed in the following airplanes:
AIRCRAFT MAKE AND MODELSTC NUMBER
Piper PA-60-700PSA1777CE-D
(1) Within the next 10 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD, deactivate the autopilot by pulling the respective circuit breaker and banding open by placing a tie wrap or equivalent around the circuit breaker stem.

(2) Fabricate and install on the instrument panel in clear view of the pilot the following placard using letters of a minimum 0.10 inch in height: "AP INOPERATIVE PER AD 85-23-07", and operate the aircraft accordingly.

(3) Within 50 hours TIS or 120 calendar days, whichever comes first, following the effective date of this AD, modify the flight computer in accordance with the instructions contained in King Radio Corporation Alert Service Bulletin KC190/191/192-9 dated November 6, 1985.

(4) The requirements of paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD may be accomplished by the holder of a pilot certificate issued under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) on any airplane owned or operated by him. The person accomplishing these actions must make the appropriate aircraft maintenance record entry as prescribed by FAR 91.173.

(5) The requirements of paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD are no longer required when paragraph (c)(3) of this AD has been accomplished.

(d) The modification requirements of paragraphs (b)(3) and (c)(3) of this AD must be accomplished by an appropriate FAA certified radio repair station.

(e) Aircraft may be flown in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation 21.197 to a location where this AD can be accomplished.

(f) An equivalent method of compliance with this AD, if used, must be approved by the Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, Kansas 67209.

All persons affected by this directive may obtain copies of the documents referred to herein upon request to King Radio Corporation, 400 North Rogers Road, Olathe, Kansas 66062, or the FAA, Rules Docket, Office of the Regional Counsel, Room 1558, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

This amendment becomes effective January 27, 1986, as to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by priority letter AD 85-23-07, issued November 20, 1985, which contained this amendment.