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Old 02-18-2022, 09:39 AM
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Default New Service Bulletin 00053

Let me be the first to put out a request for a 5'4", 125 lb. flexible mechanic to work this SB for me. LOL
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Old 02-18-2022, 10:59 AM
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Just ordered it. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-18-2022, 11:34 AM
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Yeah this one is gonna hurt..
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:10 PM
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Almost seems like a doubler plate could be added on outside of skin similar to triangle plates on bottom of aircraft near wing center section. Crack appears to be in the skin and not the bulkhead. Otherwise, I have to find a 10 year-old kid to crawl into tail cone...
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:15 PM
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Are you required to re-weigh the aircraft if you close it back up with a small person in the tailcone?
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:44 PM
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Are you required to re-weigh the aircraft if you close it back up with a small person in the tailcone?
I'm more worried about getting myself stuck. A bit claustrophobic here.

Maybe Vanís can furnish specifics on aircraft that had issue Ė TT, climate, hard surface/turf, trainer, etc.
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Old 02-18-2022, 01:48 PM
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Interesting the SB says to... remove the seats and baggage bulkhead to gain access....just didn't mention that pesky fuel tank most of us have in the way?!!

Oh well, says this whole job only takes 2.4 hours to complete, so surely half of us should have this completed in less time than that, right?
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Old 02-18-2022, 01:49 PM
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I'm being punished, aren't I? I just finished my annual and buttoned it all up.

It could not possibly be in a worst spot. Seems like an excellent opportunity to damage my aircraft and for my hanger mates to learn more imaginative profanity.
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Old 02-18-2022, 03:56 PM
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Unlike Steve I am in the midst of my annual and have everything opened up so I will order the parts and if I get them I will complete this Service Bulletin.

Yeah, donít look forward to the journey into the cone!
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Old 02-18-2022, 04:09 PM
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I guess it's a good thing I haven't attached the tail cone yet. I have the finished tail cone sitting on a stand in my garage. However, I think I might be less likely to cause any damage by putting some padding on the floor and then performing the service bulletin with the tail cone to the floor. Any thoughts?
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