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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: New Pitts AD (Wing Attach)



                


Thread: New Pitts AD (Wing Attach)

Message: New Pitts AD (Wing Attach)

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From: Paul Eidsvik <media at cnj.digex.net>

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 13:50:45 UTC


Message:

  I don't know why the sudden AD on this.  This is a known problem.
It happened to me on my old S1C (homebuilt by someone else) a few 
years ago.  I noticed it after I found some other cracks and decided
to tear the plane down for a thorough inspection.  Ultimately I 
scrapped the plane.  I found too many things that made me nervous.

When a homebuilder builds this part he hacksaws it out and bends
it to shape with a hammer or some other other ingenious device of 
torture. A certain percentage of them crack at that time. Part of 
the building process is to carefully inspect each part for exactly
this problem. Apparently this had not been done with mine.  THERE 
WAS PAINT IN THE CRACK.  

On the plus side, the plane flew for many years without losing a
wing. 

So please pull the fairing and take a good look, Jeff! AD's 
technically don't apply to homebuilts, but the same precautions 
should be taken.

Good luck,

Paul Eidsvik

 
> 
> Does anyone know if there are S1-C's out there (or maybe in my hanger) with
> these dreaded brackets?
> 
> Jeff


                


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