Cessna door latches

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by Tom-D, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Tom-D

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    What a POS.
    I need the part number for a Cessna Cardinal C-177 baggage compartment door latch spring.
    I do not have a IPC for the cardinal, this is the only spring in the latch assembly.
     
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  3. Bell206

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    Why not look into an owner-produced part to replace the spring. Spring tools are rather cheap. ;)
     
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  4. Tom-D

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    Calling salvage yards in the morning.
    then we will investigate making one.

    thing is,, I don't know what one looks like
     
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    I think they are the same as a 172, at least the FG ones anyway
     
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    I used that e-bay spring in my R182 with success. Going on two years now with no issues.
     
  8. Tom-D

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    One spring fits a lot of latches. I hope?
     
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    baboss Pre-takeoff checklist

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    IPC’s are available from Textron for free when you setup an account on their website.
     
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    They are free on the internet too. no account required.
     
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    baboss Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Sure some of them are, of various quality. The service letters, bulletins, and SIDS are harder to come by via a Google search and worth the “cost” of the free Textron online account/login, in my opinion.
     
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    Not in my opinion.
    When I need, I look them up.
     
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    Supposedly an ar-15 trigger / hammer spring fits with some frustration. You can get a few from a gun shop for a few dollars or order online.
     
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    Why screw with that when you can buy a real spring from e-bay?
     
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    timwinters Ejection Handle Pulled PoA Supporter

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    Brock, dude, you should know better by now than to actually try to help the man.

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. Tom-D

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    Help, that's a laugh, I'm going to get a subscription for an aircraft I'm going to see once.

    and you see the as help.
     
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    Tom, it's an m-16 hammer spring, available at any gun shop.
     
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    Yep, didn't see your post till after I posted.
     
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    but you still need the two tiny bolts that hold it all together.
     
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    parts are on order.
     
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    baboss Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I know, I couldn't resist. I sure thought it made sense for an A&P (and anyone else that may read the forums) to have access to free technical content straight from the manufacturer. Sadly I put way too much thought into potential further replies.
     
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