Squawk Box

May 2005 Issue

Squawk Box: 05/05

Piper PA18
Tail Wheel Spring Assembly

On the landing roll-out, the aircraft drifted to the left and went into soft ground, coming to rest on its nose. Subsequent inspection found the r/h tailwheel-link assembly to have a partially straightened link (p/n 472681), causing the assembly failure. Part Total Time: Unknown.

Piper PA24
Leaking Landing Gear Strut

Type 5606 hydraulic fluid was found leaking from the right main landing gear strut housing (p/n 27053-01). Inspection found the 4130 steel gear door attachment had created dissimilar metal corrosion, which was the probable cause for the pinhole leak. The mechanic recommends periodic removal and inspection...

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