Wing Lower Spar Cap Corrosion

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3370 by STEVE ELLS
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Hi Sam;
My 177 parts book doesn't show a -19. It seems to indicate that the long range fuel version of the -17 is a -18.

There's one labeled -19 from an outfit in Middleton, Ohio but the pictures seem to indicate it's pretty beat up.

My parts book is old (July 1973 P 495-12) so the numbers might have changed or been superseded.

As far as the feasibility of installing a wing with a long range tank on an airframe with a standard range tank on the other side, there's no doubt that the wing and fuel system would fit and work.

But I suspect you would have to get a field approval from your local FSDO to get that deviation approved.

The fuel tank is built into the wing (integral) so changing a wing from a long range wing to a standard fuel capacity wing is not an easy chore.

Please keep me in the loop and let me know if I can do anything from this end.

Thanks
S

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3369 by Sam Parish
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Standard range and mine is a -17. White Industries has a -19. I’m trying to determine if the -19 would work? Thanks again! BTW none of the other salvage yards had the left wing.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3367 by STEVE ELLS
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Sam,
Is your wing standard range or long range (fuel capacity)?

I just posted an ad in the Cardinal community webpage.

Other than that, it's salvage yards. We like to suggest Wentworth and Preferred Airparts since they support Cessna Flyer.

If you can't find a wing, you may have to buy a new spar cap from Cessna.

Sorry I don't have better news.

If I get any info from the Cardinal group, I'll pass it on.

Steve

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3365 by Sam Parish
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Steve, Thanks again for recommending Paul for this repair, however, when Paul got it opened up and the corrosion removed, Cessna engineering says:

Engineering has review the damage and we are unable to support the blend depth reported on the lower spar cap. The recommendation is the 1722005-17 LH Lower Spar Cap is to be scrapped.

Any idea where I should find a left wing? Paul has sent me looking!
Sam

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8 months 5 days ago #3262 by STEVE ELLS
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Hi Sam;

That's great news.

I know Paul and his crew are very good at this type of repair.

Please keep me in the loop on this.

Take care,

Steve

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8 months 6 days ago #3259 by Sam Parish
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Yes indeed, Paul was able to schedule me for the week of April 25 and I plan to fly the aircraft to him. I have a ways to go on the completion of the annual, new seat rails (pilot side) new glare shield, wt & balance and prop balance...so I should be back in the air in March and ready to ferry in April.

I really appreciate your effort on this matter and getting me in contact with Paul! I will let you know the outcome in April--
Sam

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