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    Default New inspection recommendations for aging Cessna 100 and 200 series.

    New inspection recommendations for aging Cessna 100 and 200 series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=-68AdXVHHI8
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    The SID has been around for a few years. Cessna set a compliance date that's coming due this year but there's no agreement about whether it's required or not. The inspection techniques have been incorporated into the different model Cessna Service Manuals. Any Cessna owner ought to register with on the Cessna Support website and get access to current service manuals and instructions. Then have a discussion with your mechanic about what the SID means to you.

    My own opinion of it is that it sounds like lawyers had more to do with it than mechanics. A little like the Cessna seat lock. Cessna has a better defense position in any future lawsuits, especially where the owner chooses to disregard their very public service advice. To further confuse the issue, read this link I found in another web discussion regarding SID. The opinion is three years old and the average owner's uncertainty still remains. Remember, there is no AD to comply with SID. Yet.

    http://www.aerolegalservices.com/Art...0Program.shtml

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    Some 206 owners are thinking that it is a suggestion and are not sure they need to comply. While some of the updates for the C-172 are listed as temporary, the C-206 is now listed as supplemental.
    The first page and first couple paragraph have the words "mandatory or required" beginning Dec 2013.

    Basically Cessna is trying to weasel out of any responsibility / liability... I guess I would too, after years of being haunted by every ambulance chasing lawyer who crawled out of a sewer pit.
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    I have a CAR3 airplane (180). I am not required to comply with the newer part 23 certification requirements. Similar to that way of thinking it looks like the FAA is saying my original service manual is still valid and Cessna can't revise it and reach back with the new version to include my plane. Like I said, every owner should have a discussion with he who signs the logs and returns it to service after an annual inspection. I doubt all mechanics will agree on how to deal with it.

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    I just went through the list on my 1977 C-172. TEMPORARY REVISION NUMBER 7
    DATED 1 DECEMBER 2011
    MANUAL TITLE Model 172 Series 1977 Thru 1986 Service Manual
    MANUAL NUMBER - PAPER COPY D2065-3-13
    TEMPORARY REVISION NUMBER D2065-3TR7

    A lot of it was redundant.

    BUT, since this plane is new to me, it was actually a worthwhile inspection schedule to use. At least now I know what is going on inside some of those hard to see locations.
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