Squawk Box

December 2004 Issue

Squawk Box: 12/04

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.


Beech Model 200 King Air
Rudder Boost Malfunction

During a rudder boost test, the right rudder pedal remained at full deflection, even with the engines at idle. When the system was turned off, both pedals returned to center. The rudder solenoid, p/n 717 was determined to be the culprit. The submitter stated if the system failed on final approach or during takeoff, the result could be devastating. Part total time: 1185.7 hours.

Cessna Model 150G
Windshield Departed In Flight

The pilot reported that a section of the windshield (P/N 0...

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