[February 20, 2012]

Ever since my annual, I have been trying to determine why my airplane is not flying coordinated. My turn-coordinator ball is about 1-width out of alignment. I first thought it was my tailwheel alignment, but that turned out to be nothing. The other day when I finished flying, I noticed one of the brackets for my gearleg fairing was broken. Ah-ha!

Hard to see, but the aluminum cracked.

The old bracket was made out of .040". I remade this one out of .063".

The unfortunate thing about all of this was I needed to jack the airplane out and level it to make sure the fairing was aligned properly.

I just needed to go for a test ride. I flew up over KTHV (York, PA) and back. The problem seems to be fixed!



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