Today while working on the cracked butt rib, I noticed something about the hardware that holds the flaps on the hinges. 

Each hinge has a “bearing/bushing” where the bolt goes through the Hinge. This bushing protrudes outside and wider than the hinge it self. There is a Felt Washer  that goes over the bushing.

P/N 108-8001001 Felt Seal (2 required per hanger)\

Showing washer

Washer installed

Example of what this felt washer looks like new, thanks to

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Will Ware

Will Ware

I live in Rockwall Texas and I’m rebuilding a 108-1. I’m a Captain at Southwest Airlines but I LUV taildraggers.


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