Alaska Gear Company PA-18 Rudder - AF40622
Alaska Gear Company PA-18 Rudder - AF40622
Alaska Gear Company PA-18 Rudder - AF40622

PA-18 Rudder

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This FAA/PMA-approved direct replacement PA-18 Super Cub rudder assembly mitigates the safety concerns outlined by the NTSB and complies with the FAA Airworthiness Directive. Crafted with precision from 4130 Chromoly Steel, this rudder ensures enhanced durability and reliability in comparison to its predecessor, the Piper part number 40622, which featured a rudder post made of AISI 1025 carbon steel. 

Overview

Weighing in at a mere 4 lbs. after powder coat, this rudder assembly strikes a balance between structural integrity and weight efficiency. The dimensions, spanning 27.75" at the widest point and 53.25" in height, guarantee optimal performance and aerodynamic efficiency, making it an ideal fit for a range of Piper aircraft models.

Airframes Alaska has meticulously engineered this rudder assembly, assigned the P/N AF40622, as a direct replacement for Piper P/N 15726-002. It is certified for a variety of models, including the PA-18 Super Cub, PA-18S, PA-18 "105" (Special), PA-18S "105" (Special), PA-18A, PA-18 "125" (Army L-21A), PA-18S "125," PA-18AS "125," PA-18 "135" (Army L-21B), PA-18A "135," PA-18S "135," PA-18AS "135," PA-18 "150," PA-18A "150," PA-18S "150," PA-18AS "150," and installations approved on PA-12's with Crosswind STOL STC# SA689AL.

This rudder assembly comes uncovered and powder coat primed, ensuring longevity and resistance against the elements. The assembly includes the lower rear beacon only and pre-installed bushings.

With the NTSB's recommendation in mind, this direct replacement PA-18 Super Cub rudder assembly serves as a vital upgrade, mitigating safety risks associated with the use of 1025 carbon steel rudder posts. Owners and operators can now confidently address the safety concerns outlined by the FAA Airworthiness Directive, ensuring the continued airworthiness of their vintage PA-12s, PA-14s, and PA-18s.

Technical Specs

Features

Premium Materials: Crafted from high-quality 4130 Chromoly Steel, this rudder assembly ensures superior strength, longevity, and resistance to the rigors of aviation environments.

Lightweight Design: Weighing a mere 4 lbs. after powder coating, this rudder assembly strikes a perfect balance between structural integrity and weight efficiency, contributing to improved overall aircraft performance.

Direct Replacement: Engineered as a direct replacement for Piper P/N 15726-002, this rudder assembly seamlessly integrates into various Piper aircraft models, offering a hassle-free upgrade path.

FAA/PMA Approval: This rudder assembly is FAA/PMA approved, meeting stringent aviation standards and ensuring compliance with airworthiness directives, guaranteeing safety and peace of mind for owners and operators.

Pre-Installed Bushings: Streamlining the installation process, the rudder assembly comes with pre-installed bushings, reducing downtime and simplifying the replacement procedure for owners and operators.

Technical Specs

Material:
4130 Chromoly Steel
Weight:
4 lbs. (after powder coat)
Dimensions:
27.75" W (widest point) x 53.25" H
Part Number (Airframes Alaska):
AF40622
Piper Part Number (Direct Replacement):
15726-002
FAA/PMA Approval:
Yes
Beacon:
Lower rear beacon only, no top beacon.
Bushings Installed:
Yes

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