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Bennett Avionics

RT-459A Transponder


RT-459A Transponder

There is currently a 3-4 week lead time to get an RT-459A certified and ready to ship.
Product Information
Part Number: P/N: 41470-1028 - Black faceplate, 28 V
Part Number: P/N: 41470-1128 - Tan faceplate, 28 V
Condition: Serviceable (Certified Used)
Certification: 8130-3
Voltage: 28 V (We are no longer able to provide 14 V versions of this transponder.)
Included: Rack & Connector (if needed), 90 Day Warranty
Comments: Most RT-459A transponders are equipped with a black faceplate. The picture shows that while the tan RT-459A is rare, it is sometimes available.
Comments: Due to age and falling reliability, we will guarantee a working radio, but we do not cover shipping costs in either direction for warranty claims. The RT-459A warranty failure rate is now 10-15% of radios sold.

Product Description

As the RT-459A has gotten older, it has not aged gracefully. We no longer recommend the RT-459A for a new Transponder installation.

Unless you are replacing another RT-359A or RT-459A and don't want to perform a new installation, we recommend that you consider the Garmin GTX-327 (Mode C), GTX-330 (Mode S), GTX-335 (ADS-B Out), or GTX-345 (ADS-B In/Out) instead.

The ARC (Cessna) 400 Series RT-459A Transponder is a direct replacement for the common RT-359A. The RT-459A takes the basic RT-359A chassis and adds more power and convenience. The additional power allows this transponder to be used to 30,000 feet. The tuning levers are a bit unusual, but they work very quickly once you get accustomed to them.

Some of our RT-459A transponders, like the one shown here, have ARC's tan faceplate. Please check availability, as we may have units with black faceplates as well.

If you need a black faceplate to match the rest of your radio stack, and we are currently sold out of black, we can change a tan faceplate to a refurbished black one for $75 extra. Our refurbished faceplates look great.

The RT-459A is compatible with encoders (either an encoding altimeter or a blind encoder).

The RT-459A features:

  • 200 watts transmission power
  • Mode C compatibility
  • TSO'd to 30,000 feet
  • Reply light dimmer
  • Self test function
  • Provision for remote ident switch

You may also be interested in an Encoder to use with this RT-459A. When installed with an Encoder, the RT-459A will report both your position and altitude to ATC (Mode C).

If you have any questions about this item, please click Ask us about the ARC (Cessna) RT-459A Transponder to send us an email.

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