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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AviSteve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2020 at 9:33am
We don't have an STC that you can use.  Theoretically, you would need an STEC-55X with the servos installed and then replace with a DFC90.  Avionik Straubing has inquired on the same subject and may have already done some work, so you may want to contact them.

Our international sales manager, Steve Gubbins, has also had some involvement with them regarding this subject.  I would suggest contacting him directly for more information.  His email is sgubbins@avidyne.com.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote whiskykilo1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2020 at 12:16pm
Thanks Steve for the quick reply.

Still checked again:

Is there an STC for installing the DFC90 in a Beech F33A if an S-Tec autopilot is installed?
EASA registered Beech Bonanza F33A located in EDKB Hangelar/Germany, Aspen 1000 EFD, 2 x IFD540
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AviSteve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2020 at 2:33pm
We have an FAA STC for that, but it is not approved by EASA.  We have applied to have it validated by the FAA for EASA, but that has not yet occurred.

An STEC-55X and Aspen would need to be installed and then the DFC90 would replace the 55X control head.  It would be worth contacting Straubing to see if they could just buy servos, but I wouldn't hold my breath...
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