Refurbishment Update FRA150L VH-IRR and C152A VH-KKU

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Refurbishment Update FRA150L VH-IRR and C152A VH-KKU

February 25, 2019 By Benjamin Morgan
Work has continued on the refurbishment of the rudder pedal assemblies for both Cessna Aerobats VH-IRR and VH-KKU. Following the completion of the Cessna SID inspection, all rudder pedal and...

Work has continued on the refurbishment of the rudder pedal assemblies for both Cessna Aerobats VH-IRR and VH-KKU.

Following the completion of the Cessna SID inspection, all rudder pedal and control bar components have been carefully cleaned down, primed and painted with gloss black. Additionally, all new hardware including bolts, washers, nuts, spacers and cotter pins have been sourced from Aviation Parts & Equipment, located at Bankstown Airport.

Our team have now carefully grouped all of the rudder pedal components into their respective sub-assemblies, in preparation for the final assembly and reinstallation.

This week (during the evenings) our team will set about removing the final set (of three) rudder pedal assemblies from our C150L Commuter, with a full SID inspection and refurbishment to be completed over the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, the brake master cylinders from VH-IRR and VH-KKU have been disassembled and given a thorough cleaning, and will next week receive new o-ring seals, before being given a coat of gloss white paint.

The brake callipers from all three Cessna’s have been removed for a thorough clean up and full refurbishment. One set are Cleveland (in near new condition) and two are older McCauley units. One set are showing their age and we are on the lookout for a replacement set. If anyone has a spare serviceable set, drop us a line on (02) 9791 9099 or 0415 577 724.

Many thanks to Daryl Smith, Peter Morgan, Richard Talbot and Karsten Gerard-Smith for helping the projects along today.



 

Benjamin Morgan

Executive Director - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) of Australia

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