• Owner Assistance

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    All Commander model aircraft were built with a gap between the main wings and the fuselage, and the horizontal stabilizer and vertical stabilizer. These gaps were originally filled, in the Rockwell, and early Commander models, with a rubber seal (part number 40126-1). In the later Commander models they were filled by plastic fairings (part numbers 435004-1/2 & 425004-1/2).  

    Wing Root Fairings

    There are no certified options available for the replacement of these parts, but as a Commander owner, one option for replacement is to produce them as “owner produced” (see FAA, 14 CFR Part 43, and FAA, AC-20-62E). These parts can be produced by an owner using pieces made in molds owned by, and  exclusively available from RCM Normalizing.  

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    The pieces available from RCM are not finished parts, but pieces that can be made into parts to replicate the original fairings used on the later model Commanders. 

    Before beginning the process it’s best to speak with your mechanic or IA to confirm that they will accept these parts, for installation on your airplane, once they have been produced.

    Stinger Lens

    All Commander model aircraft were built with a flat surface on the stinger at the back of the aircraft where the rear identifier light, and strobe light is mounted. These lights were originally covered in the early model planes with a clear lens (part numbers 43376-1 and 40111-69). The Commander factory has not produced these parts in over 40 years. 

    As a Commander owner, one option for replacement parts is to produce them as “owner produced” (see FAA, 14 CFR Part 43, and FAA, AC-20-62E).  The pieces available from RCM are not finished parts, but pieces that can be made into parts by the owner to replicate the original factory parts. Before placing your order with RCM it’s best to speak with your mechanic, or IA to confirm that they will accept these parts, for installation on your airplane, once you have finished producing them.