The MX 385 is designed to be electrically and mechanically interchangeable with the RT 385 and RT 485. The MX 385 is available with the black faceplate as shown above used with most Cessna panels.
Note: 8130 forms not available.
760 Channel COM
200 Channel NAV
Digital display with active/standby frequency with "Flip-Flop"
100 Memory channels
8 Watt Min
Noise Adaptive Squelch
Two Year Factory Warranty
Frequency range: Comm - 760 channels 118.000 to 136.975 Mhz
Nav: - 200 channels 108.00 to 117.95 Mhz
Preselect channel storage capacity: - 100
Frequency stability +/- .003 %, -20C to 50C
Transmitter power: 8 watts min.
Modulation: 85% minimum with limiting at 90%
Sidestone: Adjustable to 20 mw into 500 ohms
Squelch: Noise adaptive squelch with manual override
Audio output: 5 watts into a 4 ohm speaker; 40 mw into 500 ohm headphones
Demod output VOR: adjustable from .25 to .75 vrms
Weight: 4 lbs.
Size: 6.7" wide x 2.5" high x 10.4" mounting depth
Tso: C34e, C36e, C37d, C38d, C40c
Does the Michel Slide-in Replacement Radio MX385 replace RT385A?
Per the manufacturer the MX385 would replace the RT385 series which includes the RT385A.
Why is the Black face so much more in cost than the Tan?
The tan face is made to match certain Cessna panels which came with tan avionics units. There are no technical differences between the two units.
We are replacing the TKM MX 385 in our C152.
Is there a core charge or refund for returning ours?
In the notes on webpage it says that it does not come with an 8130, but the mfg website says that it is tso'd.
What kind if documentation does it come with?
Because the Michel MX385 is a slide in replacement no documentation is required or included. A log book entry is the only approval needed. There are no core charges or refunds available for this unit.
I have the RT385A in my 79 Cessna. Looking at replacing with your MX385. Is this something that requires a mechanic to replace, or is it truly a slide in replacement that I can do as the owner?
The MX385 install must be signed off in a log book entry by an A&P mechanic.