AD Issued on Grob 102 gliders; 2007-24-11; control rod welds.
This AD applies to Model G102 CLUB ASTIR III, serial numbers (SNs) 5501 (suffix C) through 5652 (suffix C); Model G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, SNs 5501 (suffix Cb) through 5652 (suffix Cb); and Model G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, SNs 5502 (suffix S) through 5652 (suffix S), that are certificated in any category.
Within the next 25 hours time-in-service (TIS) after January 3, 2008 or within the next 6 calendar months, whichever occurs first, inspect the welded parts of the flight control system for any cracks, deformations, or distortions following Grob Aerospace Service Bulletin No. MSB 306-35, dated April 27, 2007. Thereafter, repetitively inspect at intervals not to exceed 12 calendar months.
This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 3, 2008. Full text of the AD may be found at: here.
C. Brickner, Govt. Liaison Committee