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MikeB
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Wheels to Skis

Post by MikeB » Mon Aug 26, 2013 16:54

Yup! I know it's 95 degrees today with about 75% humidity :roll: but I noticed something on another forum I never thought about. According to the poster (on the other forum) an A & P is required to remove the wheels and install skis. Interesting as I never thought about it as it's not exactly 'brain surgery' installing a set of skis and one is legally allowed to R & R wheels for bearing service, brakes, etc. I recognize that a weight and balance change is needed but once that is recorded it basically never changes. Now I know that everyone who installs skis does so with his AP/IA 8) but................?????? Any reaction/ideas??

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Re: Wheels to Skis

Post by WWhunter » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:44

Hmmm, that is news to me also! I guess I learn something new everyday. I had always heard a person could do it them self. Same as with floats.

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Re: Wheels to Skis

Post by MikeB » Tue Aug 27, 2013 15:23

If one looks at the list of 'approved items' neither skis or floats is listed but I can't imagine why a A & P is required to install skis.

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Re: Wheels to Skis

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 17:19

Mike,
The way the FED's explained it to me was the initial installation was to be acomplished by an A/P due to work scope that was beyond the P/M guidlines. Any later install or removal could be accomplished as P/M. I haven't bothered to look any deeper into this because of where we live. Any snow I get comes in a tapered cone with syrup covering it. The guys up in AK are going to be the experts here.
Paul
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Re: Wheels to Skis

Post by MikeB » Tue Aug 27, 2013 17:50

Paul,
That makes sense to me. I suppose they could be looking at the rigging on the original installation but after that it's not that complicated IMHO. Basically I haven't had skis on for a couple of years due to heading for San Antonio to escape the Wisconsin winters Ski flying is a lot of fun though and the landing possiblilties increase greatly.

How far are you from the 'burning bush'?

Mike

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Re: Wheels to Skis

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 18:47

Mike,
We're about 70 miles as the crow flies. Not even any smoke making it here. Pine Mountain Lake is a large aviation community with some real neat stuff, the've been evacuated. Actually after they get it put out, in two years you wont even know there was a fire. These hills out here recover pretty fast. With no ground cover the winter is the problem, slides and road closures.
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