Broken Control Cable



Here’s a throttle control cable that has separated from the housing. It is very likely that on a stiff throttle, the cable might bend prior to actuating the throttle lever when being pushed.

Check the cable housings carefully during inspections.

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Vic Syracuse
Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.


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