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Horizontal Stabilizer Safety Bulletin 2017

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject: Horizontal Stabilizer Safety Bulletin 2017 Reply with quote

I'm not sure I understand the attach bracket problem.  That said, I didn't like the way the 4 aluminum parts holding the horizontal stabilizer in place on my Zodiac XL were performing.  The stabilizer could be moved easily by applying force on the end.  So I changed them to steel.  The stabilizer is firmly attached on my plane.

We should remember there was no revision control on the Zodiac XL changes.  It is possible that each one of the thousand copies of this design is different from the others.

Paul
Camas, WA
CH601 XL (I installed the upgrade but didn't change the part number to "B".  My plane was already registered when Zenith decided the upgrade changed the part number.)

On 4/23/2018 6:53 AM, Bobby Paulk wrote:

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Re: Horizontal Stabilizer Safety Bulletin 2017



While doing my "Condition" Inspection I found out about the cracked attach brackets on the Zodiac. I examined all the visible ones very carefully and found no problems. I believe the cracking is due to very poor workmanship and using an over sized washer that extended into the curved radius of the bend in the metal. The photos on the site are a sign of very poor workmanship and not a design problem. My plane was built using the fast build kit and the Horizontal Stabilizer spar and attach fittings came assembled from the factory. 
I would like to know what most builders are doing about the 2 angles inside the skin. At this time I do not believe I will remove and cut the hole to examine them.

Any input from builders would be appreciated.

Thank You



Bobby

Zodiac 601 "B"

Jabiru 3300  295 hrs.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Horizontal Stabilizer Safety Bulletin 2017 Reply with quote

Were you able to resolve the issue?

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