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I’m installing fresh iron gyros in my 172, and their cost has me thinking about how to take care of them. One issue I recall hearing about is the possibility for debris from a failed dry vacuum pump to get forced back up the system and into the gyros. I remember seeing a clear inline vacuum filter that was aimed at preventing this (CV-14), but it…[Read more]
Yes. AD 2008-26-10 specifically says that if you are in compliance with 2008-10-02, then you have met the requirements of this AD.
Having both of these in effect is kind of clunky; a better solution would have been for the original
AD to be revised to incorporate the information in the second AD. As it happens, there is actually a third AD on…[Read more]
Richard Lindsey replied to the topic Recommendations for exterior plastic part replacement in the forum Maintenance Matters 1 week, 4 days ago
I just had to replace these exact pieces (rudder cap and butt) on my Skyhawk, and am happy with the Knots 2 U parts. They’re heavier than the factory plastic, and mine came with a white gelcoat finish that took paint well.
This might be too late to help, but in case someone else comes along later with the same question.
The nose strut does not need to be depressurized. On most SE Cessnas, the nose gear fairing is only held on by a couple of bolts: One at the top, and one near the bottom. Both are visible when you walk up to the aircraft. Raise the nose, then…[Read more]
Richard Lindsey started the topic Recommendations for exterior plastic part replacement in the forum Maintenance Matters 2 months, 3 weeks ago
I’m going to have to replace some of the exterior plastics on my Skyhawk. Specifically the caps at the top and bottom of the rudder, although I’m sure more will become necessary as the plane. It appears that, besides the factory, there are at least three makers of this sort of replacement parts: Texas Aeroplastics, Knots 2 U, and Steen. The Texas…[Read more]