David Foord Avionics

We specialise in autopilots. Try us, you won't be disappointed

We can diagnose faults, repair your autopilot and install new autopilots

If you have an autopilot but it is unserviceable or unreliable, we can help.We have a very good reputation for being able to solve problems that have eluded other avionics shops.

The reason for our success is a holistic approach to the problem. David can test fly your aircraft and deduce the problems from the symptoms in flight. People are often amazed by how easy he makes it look to solve the problem that has taken years and thousands of dollars previously to not get fixed.

This ability comes from over 20 years of flight testing. Being a pilot too means he really understands cause and effect. He knows how to make "intermittent" problems show up. they are often not intermittent, it just takes the right combination of parameters to make them occur.

We also employ a different strategy to rectification that others. We treat autopilots in much the same way as LAME's treat engines. We will carry out a comprehensive maintenance program on an autopilot system. This brings the whole system back to a baseline where all the electromechanical parts are in good condition, and all known electronic problems are adressed by replacement with new parts.

The owner then ends up with an autopilot which not only works now, on a perfect day in calm weather, but one that works now and will be reliable for many years to come, in good weather and bad.

We can do the same for you and save a lot of money and frustration. Our invitation to you is "Give David a call or Email" If you want it fixed, It;s a sure bet.

Autopilot types serviced

Cessna 300, 300A
Cessna 400, 400A, 400B
Cessna Conquest 1000 IFCS

Century 1,2,3
Century 4
Century 21,31,41
Century 2000

S-Tec 20,30
S-Tec 40,50
S-Tec 60-1,60-2,60PSS

King KAP140,150 KFC225
King KFC200 KFC275.325
Bendix FCS810