1969 C182 Cowl flap frustration

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by Jason Westlund, May 15, 2017.

  1. Jason Westlund

    Jason Westlund Filing Flight Plan

    May 15, 2017

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    Jason W.
    Hello all,

    I am having a challenge with my cowl flaps. On the ground, running or not, it operates normally. Once in flight they will not close. The lever just seems frozen. I've even checked during a touch and go, just below rotate speed they work.

    My A&P just completed the annual and could not see anything wrong. He flipped a bolt to make sure it wasn't getting in the way.

    I would appreciate any guidance/suggestions one might have on this.

    Thank you.

  2. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down

    Nov 8, 2009
    Denver, CO

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    We had trouble with a cable that the portion that remains attached to the firewall was cracked and it was moving in a weird way under load such that sometimes they'd bind up, and once after the engine was power washed, the cable filled with water and bound up completely, which was how it was finaly found.

    Cable replacement made it all smooth and happy again.