Please see below for information regarding the service bulletin. The bracket kit is available to order from SPA LLC (904.626.7777 x404). This kit is $35, plus $14 shipping. Expected ship date 2-3 weeks from now.
Issue Date: 8/25/2017
Bulletin Type: Mandatory
Aircraft: Panther LS and Panther Sport
Bulletin Name: PSB5-M Flap Detent Mount Crack
Corresponding Attachments: None
Details of Service Bulletin
Regarding: Flap Detent Mount Bracket Reinforcement
Note: No warranty expressed or implied. Viewer of this document assumes all risk for its use.
Heads up #41
Flap Detent Mount Bracket Reinforcement
We have had one Panther LS powered by a Lycoming 0-320 develop a miniscule crack along the weld at the top of the flap detent mount.
Note: Later airframes have a brace tube installed to stiffen the detent plate mount bracket (see photo below). These airframes do not require any action other than normal preflight and condition inspections
Inspect the area identified in photos below for signs of cracks.
SPA LLC recommends installing a flap detent bracket reinforcement kit per drawings and instructions in kit.
Even if no crack is detected SPA LLC feels that the probability of an eventual crack is high enough to warrant a preventative measure.
Contact SPA LLC for kit availability.