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    Default Fabric reinforcement A.D.

    Guys, you may have seen this before, but check this out . http://www.geocities.com/fodell.geo/piper.html

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    Default Re: Fabric reinforcement A.D.

    OK, yes there was an ad for this very same problem. The ad consists of installing a cap across the top of the windshield in order to capture the fabric so it cant rip off. In the recover manual, you also wrap the fabric in a manner to prevent any wind from catching the fabric. Check and see if your plane has the metal piece across the top of the windshield. I think there are 5 sm screw holding it down.

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    Default Re: Fabric reinforcement A.D.

    The AD on the fabric reinforcement over the windshield is for cotton but is a good idea on Dacron as well. I know of 3 airplanes covered in Dacron that have lost their fabric behind the windshield. :shock:

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    I knew about the AD, but had never seen a picture of "an occurance" This also shows some of the passenger saving abilities of our planes, if these guys did ,in fact, land at 150. Jim

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    Our skylight STC specificaly mensions A.D. 74-17-04. The retainer strip kit part number is 754 404 or you can make one with a piece of 1 ˝ X 36” 2024 T3 0.032 alluminum. Our skylight insallation requires the use of a retaining strip in the front, rear and down the center of the glass. We also doubble up the number of screws used on the front retaining strip and use the same number on the rear strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesaircraft(Bri)
    Our skylight STC specificaly mensions A.D. 74-17-04. The retainer strip kit part number is 754 404 or you can make one with a piece of 1 ˝ X 36” 2024 T3 0.032 alluminum. Our skylight insallation requires the use of a retaining strip in the front, rear and down the center of the glass. We also doubble up the number of screws used on the front retaining strip and use the same number on the rear strip.

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    Are those screw just a sheet metal screw, or are they a threaded screw? I am ready to put mine back on and I dont remember what they were!

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    Default Re: Fabric reinforcement A.D.

    I have the orginal kit from Piper and it coontained the aluminum strip, rivnuts and machine screws.

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    Tom T
    The Piper kit to satisfy this AD had nut-serts and machine screws to hold the strip down. The nutserts are installed in the bottom part of the top windshield retaining u channel.

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    Nutserts were as per original kit. Our skylight install is 8-32 screws with AN locknuts on the front and center strips, nutserts on the root ribs and nutplates on the rear strip.

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    Default Re: Fabric reinforcement A.D.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce
    Tom T
    The Piper kit to satisfy this AD had nut-serts and machine screws to hold the strip down. The nutserts are installed in the bottom part of the top windshield retaining u channel.
    Thanks, I would have almost bet they were just a sm screw. Mine must be tapped or something cuzz there aint no nut plates there

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