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Flaps - Your airplane is talking to you

Rigged flaps about 15 years ago. This past year when extending the flaps from full up I heard a small CLUNK. With time it became more noticeable and suspected the limit switch was out of adjustment. It was. Spent the whole day re-rigging the flap system. The clunk is from the windup torque in the flex shafts and also suspect this may be the cause of extra load on the flap rib cracking problem. So listen to your airplane, it talks back.

Model: Bonanza V35A
Aircraft Serial Number: D-9024
Posted 11/2/2023 - 3 months ago
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Excellent point, Philip.

When the flaps start to coast enough to bottom out, might be a good idea to see when the motor was overhauled last, 2000-hrs is a nice round number. And don't forget: The actuators and cables need love also.

Mike
ABS Technical Advisor

Posted 11/2/2023 - 3 months ago
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Flaps - Your airplane is talking to you