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    New Wing Strut needed

    I'm looking for a new forward wing strut for PA18 for right wing, dented from run-in with a bush. If anyone knows of a good source for one, please let me know--as well as what info/measurements/specs I need to provide in order to confirm I"m replacing it with the right fit, etc. I can provide photos, as it's not clear the one being replaced is original (probably not).

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    http://www.univair.com/piper/piper-p...nt-lift-strut/

    Should be a circle with a U on the top end of the strut, as most have been replaced with sealed lift struts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5YFlyer View Post
    I'm looking for a new forward wing strut for PA18 for right wing, dented from run-in with a bush. If anyone knows of a good source for one, please let me know--as well as what info/measurements/specs I need to provide in order to confirm I"m replacing it with the right fit, etc. I can provide photos, as it's not clear the one being replaced is original (probably not).

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    I have an airworthy unsealed set that came off my SC. By the time you pay for shipping you would be better off buying new from Univair. They get a much better price than I can seem to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiser View Post
    I have an airworthy unsealed set that came off my SC. By the time you pay for shipping you would be better off buying new from Univair. They get a much better price than I can seem to find.
    When I purchased struts from Univair, air freight was the best price. I picked them up myself at the PDX freight terminal (no forwarder). Surprising, but it's worth checking into.
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    Does anyone know if there are less expensive options for getting struts shipped from Alaska to the lower 48? I am looking at buying a set of Airframes struts. If I can save on shipping (and still have them arrive undamaged), that would be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanP View Post
    Does anyone know if there are less expensive options for getting struts shipped from Alaska to the lower 48? I am looking at buying a set of Airframes struts. If I can save on shipping (and still have them arrive undamaged), that would be good.
    I doubt it. They are getting a good backhaul rate.


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    Maybe you just don't want to repair it? It is permitted by AC 43.13-1B page 4-178, Fig.4-43 https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/...AC43.13-1b.pdf
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