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Old 05-31-2018, 07:27 PM
alexe alexe is offline
 
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Default Assist Handle on old fuselage

Has anyone out there tried to do a retrofit install of the new -iS “Assist Handle” to a older fuselage? If so, what issues did you run across?
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:48 AM
mclark.whidbey@gmail.com mclark.whidbey@gmail.com is offline
 
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Recently checked and was told in a 30 Apr 18 email the retrofit "kit" is still not available.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:17 PM
Hal-san Hal-san is offline
 
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Just finished installing the assist handle in my D-180 equipped 12. Not hard to do but there is no kit that I am aware of. I just ordered the separate parts and installed them.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:23 AM
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Bought the parts a year ago but reluctant to drill all those holes through the instrument compartment cover. I wonder if the new brace could be bonded to the cover rather than riveted?
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