Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

Tail cracking issues on a Debonair

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Skin cracks had been watched by the owner of this airplane for a while, when they started to grow at an accelerated rate, we were called for a repair.

Debonair with skin cracks

Further inspection showed there may be a problem with the aft bulkhead also.

Beech 35-B33 skin cracks

So, the bulkhead was pulled out and the problems were confirmed.

Beech bulkhead cracks

Beechcraft B33 bulkhead cracks

Cracks in a Debonair bulkhead are measured

A robust skin doubler was fabricated, new bulkhead fit, drilled, de-burred and installed.

Beechcraft Debonair with new bulkhead

Debonair after fitting new bulkhead

That will keep all parts holding hands!

Beechcraft Debonair 35-B33 aft view