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11-25-2011, 02:06 PM
I have a 1954 PA-18 L21B. I have been trying to find the part number for this outboard fairlead. I found the two inboard with fairlead clips, but I can't seem to find this part in any manuals. Anbody have any idea?


11-25-2011, 02:46 PM
Normally that is part of the aileron cable and is a one piece nylon fairlead. I have not seen any new ones available in 2 pieces. You must make a new aileron cable to install new bushings.

Univair has them.



11-25-2011, 02:53 PM
Aircraft Spruce # 05-05600?

11-25-2011, 03:07 PM
cruiser... that is the large one, the small one is a piper specific part.


11-25-2011, 03:24 PM
Cut one thin slot in it and put it on over the cable.

11-25-2011, 03:35 PM
If your making a cable put it on prior to swaging the ends.

11-25-2011, 05:42 PM
This one is smaller than the other two, part Aircraft Spruce 05-05600. It looks like it is in two pieces and is held by compression by the stop nut. It is about half the diameter of the 05-05600. In the piper parts list there are three of the larger fairleads indicated not two big ones and one little - of course my plane seems to have two of the larger nylon fairleads and one of the little fairleads outboard. It looks like I could take it off by looseing the nut sliding it out in two pieces without taking the whole aileron cable off. The Larger ones are worn much more so I am replacing them - I just thought I would replace the outboard ones as well - If I could figure out what they are.

11-25-2011, 05:48 PM
Look up the trim system. they used 2 of them on the trim. Don't have a parts book handy.

11-25-2011, 05:52 PM

11-25-2011, 05:53 PM
I looked in my parts manual for you because i thought i wrote the part number down but i was wrong. Call Univair and tell them which one you want they stock the small one. I think it comes in one piece but dont cut it in half just a slice on one side then pry it open a touch to slip over the cable.

bob turner
11-25-2011, 06:56 PM
These things are not difficult to make. Originally they were fiber or wood. Mine are all Teflon - some folks do not like Teflon, but they seem to work great. My outers are slit as above, and captured with a separate steel piece, so I don't have to keep bending that tab.

11-25-2011, 08:15 PM
U42911-000, $8.93 each from the Univair website. The reason you won't find it in a Cub parts catalog is that it is part of the aileron cable assembly, being installed prior to the cable end being finished. Cut a new one with a razor saw and slap it on there.