Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

Project Archive

Here is where you will find a few of our past projects.  Feel free to peruse them and ask questions. 

Beech

Baron

58P

Gear-up landing repairs are made to a Pressurized Baron

  • Part 1, retrieval and tear down
  • Part 2, putting it back together again

E55

Spar Carry-Thru cracks are repaired per 58-4008

95-55

Floor corrosion is discovered during a wing bolt inspection

This A-model already has the President II conversion with the IO-550 engines, but we're thinking better economy and starting are in order

Bonanza

A36

A TAT equipped A36 receives an Intercooler upgrade

A customer's quest:  The ultimate A36

A36TC

Incorrectly installed aftermarket door seals are fixed

B36TC

Surprise weather change creates a bit of havoc.

A few treats while in for hail damage repair.

D35

Vortex Generators are installed

F35

Mike and two of his buddies buy a derelict F35 and make it into a plane of their dreams

G35

In-flight tail flutter in a Bonanza gives a whole new meaning to "Shake Your Booty"

This G35 had an unfortunate incident that required extensive repairs

H35

Sprucing up a 47 year old airplane with lots of new upgrades

J35

A bird strike to an engine compartment can create many bent parts

The owner of this J35 takes excellent care of his airplane and periodically buys it very nice new toys

K35

Precise Flight Speedbrakes are installed

M35

Complete landing gear overhaul

Now that this customer has semi-retired he has time to travel in his beloved Bonanza

  • A canted IO-550 is installed, along with an EDM-930 to keep an eye on it
  • With the increased power and a desire for more range and his wife requesting more useful load (read:  time for tip-tanks

V35

A bent wing spar is replaced

V35B

A gear up landing repair is used as an opportune time to upgrade to an IO-550B

While an IO-520 engine is out for overhaul, we spend some quality time with the engine compartment

Think there isn't anything else that can fit under the cowl of a Whirlwind III?  Wanna bet?

Debonair

35A33

Tail cracking issues are addressed

35B33

Extended range and increased useful load?  Wing tip fuel tanks can fix that!

Before a new paint job can be a good time to relocate antennas, but this one came to us just after.....

C33A

When the customer wants to be seen day or night, LED is the way to go!

Twin Bonanza

J50

A speed slope windshield is installed in a polished T-Bone

Cessna

177RG

Cracks are found on the forward attach points for the vertical stabilizer

182

The one thing seaplane pilots would prefer not to think about is failure to get the engine started once afloat.  How about a hotter spark to light that baby up?

206

Reverse opening cargo doors on 206's can pop open in flight, and things get bent when they do

T207

Transformation story:  The mythical unicorn gets a few upgrades

  • Part 1, primarily used for low altitude work, the new engine doesn't include a turbo
  • Part 2, body building for better performance

320

A weak link is found on a Cessna 320; cracks in the nose bowl area

T337H

We attacked a section of one of Cessna's more complex instrument panels and made it state of the art