Kit, Wing Access - PA28/32
Effective December 28, 2020 - the FAA issued AD2020-24-05 requiring all PA28-140/150/160/180/235 & PA32-260/300 to comply with Piper Mandatory Service Bulletin 1304A within 100 hours or 12 months.
This Kit allows for access to the area between the Fuel Tanks and the Fuselage on all PA28/32 Aircraft, except the Retractable Aircraft (No area to install - due to the placement of the Wheel Wells).
Piper Mandatory Service Bulletins 1244C and 1304A require access to the Main and Aft Spar to accomplish a visual inspection for corrosion and protection of the Spars.
The Kit consists of the following for BOTH wings:
2 each - 38571-002 Reinforcing Plates;
2 each - 38572-002 Access Covers;
16 each - 414-761 (MS24693S48) Screw, 8-32 - 3/8" Long - Machine - Countersunk - Non Structural - Cadmium Plated;
40 each - 420-722 (AN426AD4-4) Rivet, Solid - 1/8" Diameter - 1/4" Long - Countersunk - Aluminum;
AirWard provides the followings extras:
16 each - MS24693C48 Screw, 8-32 - 3/8" Long - Machine - Non Structural - Stainless;
Copy of AirWard "Helpful Hints" for installation and tools required to complete along with photographs.
Note: This Kit allows access to the rear of the Main Spar and front of the Rear Spar. Some aircraft have an Access Hole just forward of the Main Spar between the Fuel Tank and the Fuselage. If your aircraft does NOT have this Access Hole - you should consider a separate set of Access Covers to inspect the forward area of the Main Spar. The only other access is through the Lightning Holes in the Ribs on the Fuselage side of the Fuel Tank - which means removing the Fuel Tank (MSB 1006). If you remove the Fuel Tanks, you may want to accomplish the front of the Main Spar Inspection and perform MSB 1006 prior to completing the Rear of the Main Spar Inspection (MSB 1304A).
AirWard also offers a "Complete Kit" including Corrosion Preventative, copies of Airworthiness Directive, MSB 738B,1304A and 1244C - AW-MSB1244C/ 1304A-MAIN/REAR WING