Tailwheel Cable Stabilizing Spring

Applicable Serial Numbers:

03-001 to 03-007, 03-009 to 03-015, 03-017 to 03-064, 03-067

Bulletin Number: SB.03-021

Active: Yes

Type: Mandatory

Revision: 1.0


When the retractable tailwheel transport lockpin is installed and the main wheel is retracted, a slack cable condition occurs in the tailwheel cable. Under some conditions the slack cable may interfere and cause resistance on other control system parts. Depending on the configuration of the aircraft, this occurs in the compartment between bulkhead B8 and bulkhead B9. A soft tension spring is placed in the system to ensure the tailwheel cable is stabilised in the affected compartment.