N2992R

N2992R @ KSUA

Mission

The mission of this aircraft is to support management and the needs of the business’s major goals and objectives. In this role she is intended to transport management quickly and efficiently as possible. Because she is a small general aviation aircraft she can get into and out of places commercial aircraft can not. She has a rich history and has played a vital role in the original systems review by conducting aerial surveys of Perimeters. During this time she and because she was deployed in this manner she played a historic role in helping to accomplish unification.

N2992R Deep Storage

This aircraft is moving into deep storage directly due to commission of Shelby Errors. At some later date our intention is she will be resurrected. In the interim, we are considering all options relative to the commission of Shelby Errors and our intent to protect and preserve the legacy this aircraft represents. The aircraft has unfortuately suffered from corrosion issues associated with the main spar which the industry as a whole as been trying to address for over a decade.

“I also think that Piper’s decision to do minimal corrosion protection is coming back to bite. The Lock Haven Piper’s which had all the metal zinc chromated don’t show these levels of corrosion, even though the aircraft may be decades older.”

The issue with the wing spar on N2992R is not the AD or Service Bulletin associated with the carry through bolts and metal fatigue. Our issue was intergranular corrosion with the main wing spar. The carry through bolt problem potentially remains. However, the intergranular corrosion issue is what stopped us dead in our tracks for over a decade because there were no replacement wings that did not come from the process which resulted in this defect. To our knowledge there were no maintenance facilities available anywhere. Only recently were processes available and at some point we will attempt to rebuild N2992R. In the interim however, the airframe and associated parts have been parted out. We retained her data plate, original airworthiness certificate and FAA Registration with the hope and goal of that objective.

This spar issue has been a thorn in the side of general aviation for a very long time and has exacerbated pressures on all sides of the industry. The simple fact is that no solution was forthcoming, we were patiently trying to seek that out. Other forces were demanding high insurance on an aircraft that could not possibly fly or be adequately fixed and that ultimately drove the solution we implemented. At some point we will resurrect this aircraft – we hope.

We have an inquiry into Piper now and will update this page with any new information we receive.

1969 Piper Arrow II

N2992R is a 1969 PA-28R-200-35382 Piper Arrow II. This aircraft requires a logged complex endorsement to operate (FAR 61.1(b)(iii)). Approved operators should be aware that this aircraft is equipped with a Lycoming IO-360-C1C engine developing 200 horsepower. As such she is classified as a complex aircraft and not a high performance aircraft since such aircraft are equipped with greater than 200 horse power. She is based at Stuart, Witham Field (KSUA). She is an IFR certified platform and is authorized for company business use under FAR AIM Part 91 Rules. Only current and qualified personnel are authorized to operate or work on this aircraft as appropriately authorized under appropriate FAA USC. Any management approved and type rated employee who is current may check this aircraft out in support of business purposes. All approved employees are responsible for appropriate record keeping in company files as required by FAR 91.1027. This aircraft is available to those approved and qualified employees for flight training purposes with qualified CFI or CFII personnel who are also approved by the company. All appropriately qualified employees operating this aircraft assume all liability and hold the company harmless for proper operation consistent with Part 91 Flight Rules. All employees approved and operate this aircraft are authorized and encouraged to review all maintenance logs and documentation at their leisure prior to all flight operations. They should be completely comfortable with the integrity of the aircraft and its systems. As Pilot In Command (PIC), as defined by FAR 61.113, they are responsible for making sure this aircraft is suitable for flight operations in pursuit of SOLREI INC objectives and goals under appropriate FAA rules.

Forms

Pilots should download and print the following form to be completed consistent with FAR regulations. The initial planned flight should be sent to N2992R@SolREI.co prior to departure so your planned route of flight is documented for corporate files. Once your flight is complete, re-scan the completed document to include in flight frequencies, transponder codes, and any enroute changes to way points or unscheduled stops. That document should then be sent to the same email ID for the aircraft, again to be retained in the corporate files.

Flight Planning Form PDF

SolREI Flight Operations

N2992R Pilot Operating Handbook

PICs please note that the above POH is not for our aircraft but a similar aircraft. We have hardcopy of the actual POH and it should be considered the final arbiter for any questions or doubts about operational procedures. Please consult that document if you have any doubts or questions. The actual POH is kept in the aircraft at all times.

N2992R Preflight Checklist

Generic Piper Arrow POH

N2992R PA-28R-200-35382-01-09-1969-Airplane_Flight_Manual

N2992R Commercial Maneuver Summary

This information is in use by CFI agencies teaching commercial pilot certifications in PA-28R-200 aircraft.

Maintenance

Logs

STC’s

Service Manuals

Service Bulletins

The Service Bulletins listed below are applicable to N2992R by serial number. These records are for vendor coordination and not intended as the official FAA records. They are listed here for ease of access when not at our home base. The official documentation, logs, and records are kept on file with the company, except during major restoration activities when they are kept with the aircraft. We have found that this speeds review and update processes considerably under normal operating circumstances. All appropriately credentialed maintenance personnel should consult the official aircraft maintenance logs for the current status of inspections, maintenance, and repairs.

SB 1366: MAIN WING SPAR HARDWARE INSPECTION

SB 1345: MAIN WING SPAR INSPECTION

SB 1345: MAIN WING SPAR INSPECTION – FEEDBACK FORM

SB 1342: STABILATOR FITTING INSPECTION

SB 1331A: STABILATOR IDLER ARM ASSEMBLY INSPECTION

SB 1313A: STABILATOR TRIM PULLEY BRACKET INSPECTION

SB 1309A: FUEL TANK SELECTOR PLACARDS EXAMINATION

SB 1297: ALTIMETER INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (UNITED INSTRUMENTS SB no. 13) Validate applicability in logs

SB 1286A: LYCOMING SERVICE BULLETIN No. 621B

SB 1251: STABILATOR TRIM BARREL INSPECTION

SB 1245A: STABILATOR CONTROL SYSTEM INSPECTION

SB 1244C: AFT WING ATTACH FITTING INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

SB 1242A: RUDDER PEDAL ASSEMBLY INSPECTION

SB 1197E: CONTROL WHEEL SHAFT INSPECTION

SB 1164: PROPELLER RPM LIMITATION & TACHOMETER RE-MARKING

SB 1161B: RIB ASSEMBLY INSPECTION AND MODIFICATION – AFT WING, WS 49.25

SB 1156: PERIODIC REPLACEMENT OF NOSE GEAR DRAG LINK BOLT

SB 1134: SERVO METERED FUEL PRESSURE PORT LEAKAGE

SB 1041: Distribution of Airborne Service Letter Number 56, “Inspection and Cleaning of Airborne Air Filter Elements”

SB 1026: Distribution of Parker Hannifin Airborne Ser vice Letter 48, “Inspection/Replacement of dry air pump flexible couplings”.

SB 1023: Inspection of Landing Gear Cylinders and Distribution of Parker Hannifin Service Bulletin SB 7063

SB 1006: Corrosion Inspection of Main Spar Behind Fuel Tanks

SB 977: Inspection of Wing Rear Attach Fitting and Addition of Inspection Access Panels

SB 965: Inspection of Flap Lever and Bolt

SB 940A: THROTTLE MICROSWITCH

SB 0896: SHOULDER HARNESS INSTALLATION & USAGE

SB 0886: MAIN WING SPAR INSPECTION

SB 0866A: BACKUP LANDING GEAR EXTENDER REMOVAL  NOTE: The automatic landing gear extension feature has been removed from N2992R.

SB 0856: Stabilator Attach Fitting Corrosion Inspection

SB 0855: Use of Automotive Fuels in Piper Aircraft    NOTE: SOLREI INC prohibits use of MOGAS in all of its aircraft without exception.

SB 0836A: Aluminum Wire Inspection/Replacement

SB 840A: FUEL SELECTOR VALVE COVER REPLACEMENT

SB 0811A: Ammeter Replacement

SB 0805A: TRW Hartzell Propeller Products Service Bulletin No. 142B

SB 789B: AFT INBOARD WING ACCESS PANEL RETROFIT AND AFT WING SPAR MODIFICATION

SB 769: Landing Gear Back-up Actuator Override Mechanism

SB 738: Nose Landing Gear Actuator Rod End Replacement

SB 724A: Nose Landing Gear Inspection and Rigging

SB 717: Fuel Selector Line Inspection

SB 691A: Muffler Assembly Inspection  (SB691A superceeds SB691)

SB 623: Diode Assembly Inspection, (Circuit Breaker Cooler)

SB 556: Electric Trim Switch Modification

SB 548: Engine Control Rod End Rearing Inspection

SB 448: Throttle and Mixture Control Cable Operation Inspection

SB 395: Warning Improper Use of Rudder Pedal

SB 387: Alternator Installation Modification

SB 360: Air Induction Hose System Modification

SB 357A: Alternator Output Wire Terminal Replacement

SB 356: Induction Air Inlet Duct and Induction Alternate Heat Duct Inspection and Replacement

SB 355: Fuel Selector Valve Lubrication

SB 339: Owner’s Handbook Revision re: Emergency Proceedures – Spin Correction

SB 332: Electric TrIm Switch Inspection and Modification

SB 327: Stabilator Balance Weight Tube Assembly Inspection

SB 326: Inspection of the Fuel Valve Selector Handle (2-Tank)

SB 322: Vacuum Pump Adapter Drive Assembly

SB 317: Vertical Fin Rib Inspection

SB 316: Flight Manual Weight and Balance Data Revision

SB 297: Air Induction Inlet Hose Replacement

SB 295: Control Wheel Retaining Pin

SB 251D: MAIN FUEL TANK INSPECTION

Owner / Operator

N2992R is owned and operated by SolREI Aerospace, a wholly owned business unit of SOLREI INC, 515 N Flagler Dr.,P300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.

Status

Grounded – Not Airworthy. Currently in the process of entering deep storage for subsequent resurection. Her engine is pickled. The aircraft is currently in offsite storage (from home base at KSUA) pending restoration to flight status. Flight and maintenance logs are with the aircraft.

History

Currently we are developing a comprehensive history of this aircraft. We believe her to be historically significant if only because she played a vital role in our original systems review.

 

 

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