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FAR 43 Annual Inspection Checklist Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

FAR 43 Annual Inspection Checklist

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction

The annual/100 hr inspection checklist, as dictated by the FAR 43, Appendix D —Scope and Detail of Items (as Applicable to the Particular Aircraft) To Be Included in Annual and 100-Hour Inspec­tions

(a) Cleaning

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall, before that inspec­tion, remove or open all necessary inspection plates, access doors, fairing, and cowling. He shall thoroughly clean the aircraft and aircraft engine.

(b) Fuselage and Hull Group

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) the following components of the fuselage and hull group:
Fabric and skin—for deteri­ora­tion, distor­tion, other evidence of failure, and defective or insecure attachment of fittings.
Systems and compon­ent­s—for improper instal­lation, apparent defects, and unsati­sfa­ctory operation.
Envelope, gas bags, ballast tanks, and related parts—for poor condition.

(c) Cabin and Cockpit Group

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) the following components of the cabin and cockpit group:
Genera­lly—for unclea­nliness and loose equipment that might foul the controls.
Seats and safety belts—for poor condition & apparent defects.
Windows and windsh­iel­ds—for deteri­oration & breakage.
Instru­men­ts—for poor condition, mounting, marking, & (where practi­cable) improper operation.
Flight and engine contro­ls—for improper instal­lation & improper operation.
Batter­ies—for improper instal­lation & improper charge.
All system­s—for improper instal­lation, poor general condition, apparent and obvious defects, and insecurity of attach­ment.

(d) Engine and Nacelle group

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) components of the engine and nacelle group as follows:
Engine sectio­n—for visual evidence of excessive oil, fuel, or hydraulic leaks, and sources of such leaks.
Studs and nuts—for improper torquing and obvious defects.
Internal engine—for cylinder compre­ssion and for metal particles or foreign matter on screens and sump drain plugs. If there is weak cylinder compre­ssion, for improper internal condition and improper internal tolera­nces.
Engine mount—for cracks, looseness of mounting, and looseness of engine to mount.
Flexible vibration dampen­ers—for poor condition and deteri­ora­tion.
Engine contro­ls—for defects, improper travel, and improper safetying.
Lines, hoses, and clamps—for leaks, improper condition and looseness.
Exhaust stacks—for cracks, defects, and improper attach­ment.
Access­ori­es—for apparent defects in security of mounting.
All system­s—for improper instal­lation, poor general condition, defects, and insecure attach­ment.
Cowlin­g—for cracks, and defects.
 

(e) Landing Gear group

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) the following components of the landing gear group:
All units—for poor condition and insecurity of attach­ment.
Shock absorbing device­s—for improper oleo fluid level.
Linkages, trusses, and member­s—for undue or excessive wear fatigue, and distor­tion.
Retracting and locking mechan­ism—for improper operation.
Hydraulic lines—for leakage.
Electrical system—for chafing and improper operation of switches.
Wheels—for cracks, defects, and condition of bearings.
Tires—for wear and cuts.
Brakes—for improper adjust­ment.
Floats and skis—for insecure attachment and obvious or apparent defects.

(f) Wing and Center section assembly

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) all components of the wing and center section assembly for poor general condition, fabric or skin deteri­ora­tion, distor­tion, evidence of failure, and insecurity of attach­ment.

(g) The Complete Empennage assembly

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) all components and systems that make up the complete empennage assembly for poor general condition, fabric or skin deteri­ora­tion, distor­tion, evidence of failure, insecure attach­ment, improper component instal­lation, and improper component operation.

(h) Propeller group

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) the following components of the propeller group:
Propeller assemb­ly—for cracks, nicks, binds, and oil leakage.
Bolts—for improper torquing and lack of safetying.
Anti-icing device­s—for improper operations and obvious defects.
Control mechan­ism­s—for improper operation, insecure mounting, and restricted travel.

(i) Radio group

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) the following components of the radio group:
Radio and electronic equipm­ent—for improper instal­lation and insecure mounting.
Wiring and condui­ts—for improper routing, insecure mounting, and obvious defects.
Bonding and shield­ing—for improper instal­lation and poor condition.
Antenna including trailing antenn­a—for poor condition, insecure mounting, and improper operation.

(j) Installed miscel­laneous items

Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall inspect (where applic­able) each installed miscel­laneous item that is not otherwise covered by this listing for improper instal­lation and improper operation.