Today's daily dose of carnage ;)

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
How would something like that happen? Corrosion with a hard landing?
Usually it's a combination of corrosion (that's a low point so if there any water does get in the mount it will collect there) and lots and lots of fatigue from thousands of landings. The Cherokee 6 is known for being weak in that area. I've had to change 2 or 3 mounts due to cracks in that same area.
 

trafficinsight

Well-Known Member
That and one or two nosewheel first landings can do that... this one does seem to be corroded a bit and our welder will probably end up replacing two or three tubes, he's pretty good about that.


At any rate, if you fly a 152 you should be looking at this on preflight, it sticks out below the cowling, so no excuses! ;)
 

trafficinsight

Well-Known Member
Be my guest, I'll see if I can get a better photo of the damage now that the mount is off


Sent from 1865 by telegraph....
 
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