Services

More than PMA. McFarlane has capabilites to support OEM Requirements

 

 

   
Custom Products and Services

 

McFarlane is a diversified manufacturing company that specializes in providing affordable, high quality FAA-PMA components. We offer a complete line of custom designed and OEM products including door and flight control cables, push-pull controls, cargo and seat rails, and many other unique products for the broader aerospace industry. Custom products are manufactured to the same standards using the same materials, rigorous testing and inspections as our FAAPMA approved products; however, custom products are not FAA-PMA approved. 

 

 

Custom Door Cables

Are you frustrated with making a stock door cable work for you? We have the solution!door-cable

 

Handcrafted custom door cables can be fabricated to your specifications, color, and configuration options. Our extensive stock of cable and fittings allow us to expedite the delivery process. Our custom door cables are pre-formed stainless steel and sealed with silicone rubber to prevent cracking from wear and climate changes. The silicone rubber coating does not separate from the cable and remains pliable for easy opening and closing of aircraft doors. Traceability of all materials and tests are maintained for our custom cables. Our extensive stock of cable and fittings allows us to provide expedited delivery to support our customers for most orders.

 

For more information, go to Custom Door Cables.  

 

   

 

Custom Push-Pull Controls

McFarlane can manufacture Push-Pull Controls for most any aircraft flying today. All McFarlane Push-Pull custom control cables are built to customer provided specifications. Our custom controls duplicate the original customer supplied controls in regard to length, thread size and pitch, wear sleeve locations, diameter and travel length. Our custom controls are manufactured to the same standards using the same materials, rigorous testing and inspections as our FAA-PMA approved products; however, custom controls are not FAA-PMA approved. When you purchase a McFarlane custom control you can be assured of traceability of all materials and tests are maintained for our controls.

 

Overview of our Push-Pull Capabilities

  • Push-to-Unlock Dual Conduit Controls
  • Push-to-Unlock Single Controls / Quadrant Type Controls
  • Throttle Controls / Turn-to-Lock Dual Controls
  • Turn-to-Lock Single Controls
  • Universal Light-Weight Single Controls
  • Vernier-Assist Mixture Controls and Throttle Controls
  • Vernier Type Controls (Prop and Mixture)

 

For more information, go to Custom Push-Pull Controls.

 

   

 

 

Custom Flight Cables

All of our custom flight cables meet or exceed all DOD, MIL-SPEC, and FAA specifications. We are DOD certified (QML listed) to fabricate flight cable assemblies to MIL-DTL-6117 specifications or we can manufacture to your custom specifications. Our flight cables are produced with standard AN or MS type fittings. They are also pre-stretched and proof loaded in accordance with MIL-DTL-5688. We also manufacture and certify cable assemblies to the NAS302 through NAS310 standards. If you need cable assemblies requiring special non-standard terminals, we can quickly make them to your specifications or old cable using our precision machine shop, inspection system, and quality-controlled processes. To enhance the longevity of your flight control cables, we also offer several industry standard corrosion preventatives. Our custom cable assemblies are manufactured using the same materials and quality as our FAA-PMA products, however custom flight cables are not FAA-PMA approved. When you purchase a McFarlane custom flight cable you can be assured of traceability of all materials and tests are maintained. Our extensive stock of cable and fittings allow us to provide expedited delivery to support your needs for most orders.

 

For more information, go to Custom Flight Cables

   

 

 

Custom Seat Rails

We manufacture high quality custom cargo and seat rails built to customer provided specifications, utilizing the same stringent manufacturing and quality processes as we do with our PMA rails. This provides our customers with proven technology that delivers the product on time, on budget, with superior corrosion resistance and added strength. We have a variety of extrusions available for use in your design, as well as state of the art CNC machines for precision cuts and finish.

 

For more information, go to Custom Seat Rails. 

 

   
 
Repair Services

 

We offer service and repair on select products, such as our Fuel Selector and Fuel Shut-Off Valves, Cessna Trim Tab Actuator, and Universal Joint Drilling. Our Fuel Valves and Trim Tab Actuator services include cleaning, inspection, and reassembly with select new components. Coming soon, McFarlane will be a licensed FAA repair station in 2021! For our Universal Joint Drilling service, we precision match the tapered attachment hole in universal joints to exactly match the old universal joint. The precision match service prevents the customer from re-rigging the aileron control system. Offering these services gives our customers an alternate solution to save hundreds of dollars. 
 
   

 

 

Fuel Selector and Fuel Shut-Off Valve Repair

We can repair your fuel selector or fuel shut-off valve or you can purchase one from our stock and return yours for core credit. Repaired fuel valves are cleaned, inspected and assembled with all new seals, gaskets, hardware and parts as required. Each valve is repaired by our experienced A&P technicians and pressure tested for leaks and evaluated for proper fuel flow. You will receive a "Return to Service" tag to certify the repair.

 

For more information, go to Fuel Valve Repair.

 

   

 

 

Cessna Trim Tab Actuator Services 

We now offer new FAA-PMA assemblies, replacement components, and services for your Trim Tab Actuator! Buy new or send yours in for 1000 hour service or repair. We will disassemble, clean, inspect, reset backlash, test, and return to service. Includes new housing, sintered bearings, groove pins, O-rings, and nuts.

 

For more information, go to Cessna Trim Tab Actuator Services.

 

   

 

 

Universal Joint Drilling Service

McFarlane can precision locate and machine the tapered attachment hole in replacement Universal joints to exactly match the location of the tapered attachment in the old universal joint. The new universal joint will be partially taper reamed so that the installer will only have to do a final taper ream to match the taper depth of the shaft in the airplane. The precision match service prevents having to re-rig the aileron control system and assures proper end clearance in the aileron chain drive sprocket shaft assembly.

 

For more information, go to Universal Joint Drilling Service.

 

   

 

 

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding custom products, please call Kelli at 866-920-2741 ext. 313, or email her at customparts@mcfarlaneaviation.com. Original patterns may be sent to Kelli's attention at McFarlane Aviation Products, 682 E 1700 RD, Building C, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Completed design forms may be faxed, emailed or mailed to McFarlane.

 

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