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  • Lift Strut Drain Holes?

    Was there a factory service bulletin suggesting drain holes in the old non-sealed lift struts? If so, can someone please post a copy showing locations and size?
    MIKE CUSHWAY
    1938 BF50 NC20407
    1940 BC NC27599
    TF#733

  • #2
    I don't recall such a thing.

    I have been around t-crafts and owned one most of the time since 1968. Had 1939 and 1946's.

    I certainly could have missed it.

    My post wars did have drain holes but pre-war did not.

    There was a bulletin on drain holes in the landing gear cabane strut.

    Dave R

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      MIKE CUSHWAY
      1938 BF50 NC20407
      1940 BC NC27599
      TF#733

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      • #4
        The last sentence of paragraph 2 implies a drain hole.
        MIKE CUSHWAY
        1938 BF50 NC20407
        1940 BC NC27599
        TF#733

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        • #5
          Yes the last two sentences indicate that there are drain holes.

          I said in my reponse that my post war planes had drain holes.

          Your question in message #1 "Was there a factory service bulletin suggesting drain holes in the old non-sealed lift struts?".

          I assumed that by using word "suggesting" that you were meaning "suggesting creating" or "suggesting installing".

          I don't know what you are asking, if you had that 2007 SB already, what are you asking about? Yes they had drain holes. No I am not aware of any SB instructing to create drain holes.

          The existing drain holes most likely were done during manufacturing process.

          Dave R

          p.s. I interpreted your use of "suggesting" as "recommending"
          Last edited by drude; 4 weeks ago. Reason: added p.s.

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          • #6
            Yes there was a bulletin. I don't have time to look for it right now. It was a 3/32-1/8" hole on the bottom of the strut.

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            • #7
              I missed that one.

              Must be fun drilling the hole in the trailing edge. I bet I would have drilled a finger at least once!

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