Malibu bottom upright fitting wire wear issue
Applies from: 17th August, 2015
Applies to: Any Moyes glider using round uprights.
Inspection: Whenever an upright is broken or bent it may cause damage to the top and bottom upright fittings, these parts should be inspected closely and replaced at any sign of wear or damage.
Service Requirement: Replace bottom upright fitting after 300 hours or if wire slot widens to greater than 4.8 mm.
It has been bought to our attention of a potential problem of the bottom upright fitting on gliders with round uprights.
The wear has occurred on the slot where the ball swage fits into.
The photo shows a fitting from a glider with 600+ hours airtime where the slot has been worn and widened.
The photo shows a broken fitting from a training glider.
It is now mandatory to replace the fitting when the opening exceeds 4.8mm or after 300 hours airtime.