AD 83-17-06 Aileron Balance Weights
September 1, 1983
This AD applies to 150D-L that have been modified with the Robertson STC.
To prevent destructive aileron flutter measure the height of the Aileron Balance Weights to ensure they were installed correctly.
83-17-06 CESSNA: Amendment 39-4716. Applies to Models 180 through 180H, 180J and 180K airplanes, modified per Robertson STC SA1435WE; 150D through 150L airplanes, modified per Robertson STC SA2191WE; 150D through 150L airplanes, modified per Robertson STC SA2192WE; 185, 185A through 185E, A185E and A185F airplanes, modified per Robertson STC SA1441WE; 182 through 182R, R182, T182 and TR182 airplanes, modified per Robertson STC SA1382WE; and 172, 172A through 172P airplanes, modified per Robertson STC SA1689WE airplanes certificated in any category.
Compliance: Required within the next 50 hours time-in-service after the effective date of this AD, unless already accomplished.
To prevent possible destructive aileron flutter, accomplish the following:
a) Check the permanent aircraft records of the airplane to determine if it has been modified per the applicable STC at Robertson Aircraft Corporation Repair Station No. 415-23 prior to August 1, 1983. If not, no further action is necessary. If, modified at this facility before this date, inspect and, if necessary, correct the aileron balance weight installation in accordance with paragraph b) of this AD.
b) Measure the height of all aileron balance weights. If the measured height of all weights is approximately 3/4 inch, the weights are correctly installed and no further action is necessary. If the measured height of any weight is approximately 1/2 inch, prior to further flight, install new balance weights of the appropriate part number in accordance with the applicable STC data or Robertson Service Bulletin No. 20. Rebalance the ailerons within the limits specified by the Cessna Aircraft Company Service Manual for the airplane involved.
c) Airplanes may be flown in accordance with FAR 21.197 to a location where this AD may be accomplished.
d) An equivalent method of compliance with this AD may be used if approved by the Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Northwest Mountain Region, 9010 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington 98168.
This amendment becomes effective on September 1, 1983