URGENT REMINDER - Hang Loop Recall - Recent Sport 2 and U2 Gliders
URGENT REMINDER - Hang Loop Recall - Recent Sport 2 and U2 Gliders and replacement kingpost hang type hang loops.
You are reminded that there is currently in effect an inspection and recall notice for defective kingpost type hang loops. Recently a pilot had the main loop fail completely in flight -he was saved by the backup loop. It is imperative that all kingpost hang type hang loops that may be subject to this recall be inspected, and replaced if necessary. Because the defect is the result of a damaged grommet setting tool, we expect that EVERY hang loop produced during the period the tool was damaged will need to be replaced. We have extended the inspection period back to loops produced starting January 1, 2009.
Current production models that use this type of hang loop are all U2’s and all Sport 2’s. Recently manufactured replacement hang loops for other models using a kingpost hang system are also affected by this inspection – recall notice.
Please see TB20110825R - Hang Loop Recall for instructions.
This Technical Bulletin does not apply to Falcon 3 or T2/T2C gliders.