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    Default Magnetic Particle Inspection

    My strut forks are coming due for the 500 hr inspection required by AD 2015-08-04. In the past I've just replaced them, this time I thought about finding someone to magnaflux them. No luck so far....

    Has anyone found a shop that does them? Preferably in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, or one that will accept, and return via UPS.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Particle Inspection

    Univair does the inspection.

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    Thanks, I'll give them a call.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Particle Inspection

    It was a no-go on Univair; they told me that they don't do the inspections.

    I did locate a shop near FTW that does the inspections, their price for the 4 forks is $250; which, when I think about the investment, training, and liability they have, it really is a very fair price. However, since the forks are readily available for under $400 ($100 each), it just makes more sense (at least for me) to buy new.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Particle Inspection

    Try Aircraft Engine and Accessories in Dallas. They magnaflux engine parts all day long. --Ross

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    Default Re: Magnetic Particle Inspection

    What struts are they? Are the forks the 5/8 forks or 7/16?
    Last edited by SMO22; 01-08-2019 at 11:54 PM.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Particle Inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by blueshortwing View Post
    Try Aircraft Engine and Accessories in Dallas. They magnaflux engine parts all day long. --Ross
    I may give them a call - just the more I think about it, I can't believe anyone could, would, or should charge less than $250 to magnaflux 4 items. I'm just dealing with too cheap an item (words I never thought I'd say concerning aircraft parts!) to justify the shop/machine time to inspect them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMO22 View Post
    What struts are they? Are the forks the 5/8 forks or 7/16?
    They are the 7/16 thread.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Particle Inspection

    How long ya going to have the plane?
    10 years?

    Counting this years new forks.. thats $1200. plus the work.. off inspect back on, off inspect on, off inspect on. The new sealed struts come with new 5/8 stainless steel forks and never have to be inspected, roughly $2000 for the set of four, I know what I would do if I planned on keeping it 10 years, but mine had sealed struts when I bought it, its nice not having to mess with them, plus the stainless steel forks look nice
    Last edited by SMO22; 01-09-2019 at 06:01 AM.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Particle Inspection

    Also a lot of "peace of mind" when you look at those beefy forks!!!

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