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C-2200 inspection

skukum12

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The Last Frontier
I have a set of C-2200s and need to have an expert give them a lookover. Who is the go to guy in the Mat-Su/Anchorage area? Thanks fellas.
 
Any good mechanic. Not a lot to inspect. Rear bungees? The arms? Back when I bought my 3600s I had Brian Gillette look at them for me. It was a casual glance at best. Pretty simple skis.
 
Cycling the ski on the ground is not advised under a loaded aircraft. I have seen deformed hydraulic cylinder parts as a result.
 
I've had to drop a tire to turn sharp - single brake clamped - but unloaded the plane some. Yes, I was warned by A&P not to do that, but sometimes we get into tight spots.

Gary
 
Any good mechanic. Not a lot to inspect. Rear bungees? The arms? Back when I bought my 3600s I had Brian Gillette look at them for me. It was a casual glance at best. Pretty simple skis.

Simple I am sure. However I am unfamiliar with them and one is partially disassembled. Outside of checking for bends and cracks, I don't know what I don't know.

20 year bungee? Don't cycle them on the ground? Better have the covers in place...all good things to know. I always ask questions here before I jump ahead and cost myself too much money.
 
Cycling on the ground is fine. Don’t do it moving or heavily loaded. Rear check bungees last a long time. No UV? Hydraulics are pretty simple. I’m envious. I love those skis.
 
After getting them checked out, I will consider installation or selling them outright. It's getting old moving the plane from the backyard to a lake in the spring. Being gone two weeks at a time and leaving the keys with a friend to fly off the lake just in case is nerve wracking and inconvenient for everyone.
 
I gave the skis a lookover and found one of the tunnel covers missing. Any source for a replacement? I have also decided to put them up for sale. One of the skis has the ram and bungee unit removed, not sure why, but I do have them.
 
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