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theonlyski  (D License)

Oct 10, 2012, 11:16 AM

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Re: [GLIDEANGLE] FAA ruling on life limits

In reply to:
While AADs are not TSOed, the FAA stipulates that users maintain them according to the manufacturer's directions.

FAR 105.43
(c) If installed, the automatic activation device must be maintained in accordance with manufacturer instructions for that automatic activation device.

Interesting word 'maintained'. If you've done the required 4 and 8 year services, you have 'maintained in accordance to the manufacturer's instructions'

No where in the manual does it state a 12 year maintenance that requires several blows with a 5lb sledge, then an operational check that it must pass.

ETA: I know I'm going to catch shit for that. Tongue


(This post was edited by theonlyski on Oct 10, 2012, 11:18 AM)


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