ARC/CESSNA RT-385A* -
Material - .020" Matte black / white
text, 1 piece. Backed with double faced tape for easy installation.
RT-385A (Small) or
Note: These inserts come in two
heights, see the drawing below for clarification to determine the correct faceplate
needed. Notice that the inner dimension is the determining ,
two measurements are needed, the faceplate trim
border and the height inside the border trim as shown in the drawing.
2.350" is equal to 2 11/32" and
2.437" is equal to 2 7/16.
||Have this insert installed by an avionics shop if you do not have
all the proper tools, are not a qualified technician or are not sure
you are capable of doing this job.
|| Make sure the new faceplates insert fits correctly. Most radios have more
than one size and you'll want to make sure it is correct before removing the
radio from the aircraft.
||If your faceplate needs painting, remove it from the radio by
taking out the 4 attachment screws on the side of the faceplate. The
knobs can be removed by using an Allen
or Bristle spline wrench which can be purchased at Aircraft
|| Place tape over the two rectangular windows to protect them from the spray
paint (front and back sides). Just as long as the tape stays within the
recessed area you don't have to be exact. The new insert will cover any paint
||Paint the faceplate with a quality
paint such as Krylon's® 1613 Semi-Flat Black paint.
If you want a silver border around the outer rim use a
Testor's® silver paint stick. They are found in most hobby stores.
|| When the paint is dry remove the tape and the old text decal. Try using a
small screwdriver to start lifting it off. Removing the old decal will let the
light through to illuminate the text if your unit has the installed light bulbs
(most will not have them).
|| Remove the double-faced tape backing on the new insert.
|| Place new insert on faceplate.
|| Re-install faceplate and knobs on the radio.
||Tell all your aircraft buddies about Aircraft Engravers and place the enclosed sticker on the metal case for future