PRE PURCHASE INSPECTION GENERAL MOTORS TBM-3E AVENGER BuNo 53337 sn 3399. June 8th, 2017


LEFT WING

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Left wing root area and overlapping shin in need of attention

Overall good skins and little damage or deformation.

Actuators were removed, resealed, painted and reinstalled around 2014. Supporting structure looks good with no obvious defects

Grime and debris in hard to reach areas

Fluid leaking (hydraulic and fuel) causing damage to the paint

3rd quarter 2011 cure dates consistent with the high pressure hoses

Naval Air Station Norfolk modification plate found on the left wing with a 1954 date on it

No hydraulic fluid leaking noted. Brakes sounded good while taxiing

tires are in very good condition

Paint missing from rivets throughout

Springs in left wing root need attention for preservation

The pitot static lines on the left wing are quite old. I am guessing mid 1950's from the style. Still working beautifully considering the pitot static transponder checks but they should be replaced in the future

There is a repair to the upper LH spar cap at the wing attach or pivot. See the logs and docs section for more details

Previous wing fold damage can be seen

The logs indicate that Crash Williams folded the wings with the flaps down

The interior of the wing looks decent with mostly factory zinc chromate paint visible and in good condition

Debris that should be removed

A common issue is worn Dzus fasteners like this one that will need to be changed. Corrosion can be seen around some of these fasteners

Internal structure and systems are in good condition

Some wing fold damage and older zinc surfaces

Gun bay

Internal structure is very nice with factory zinc chromate primer intact throughout.

 

hook not fully engaged

Pinched ground strap

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