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1 month 3 weeks ago #1482

We purchased a Pawnee last year with STC SA441SW This STC replaces the stock gear with steel spring ones, similar to those on a 180. Technical info for the STC was missing from our records, and we have had no luck contacting the certificate holder. Does anyone else have this STC? We would like to get technical info for the purpose of making some repairs.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #1485

You probably already know this but here's a starting place. The STC was originally issued in 1964, but it's been renewed in 2016 by:
This certificate issued to:
Martin Slone

STC Holder's Address:
401 Lakeview Dr
Oldsmar FL 34677
United States

Description of the Type Design Change:
Installation of Flexsteel Landing Gear

Application Date:
03/26/1964

Status:
Reissued, 08/23/2016

Responsible Office:
Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACE-115A), Tel: (404) 474-5500

I am not very savvy about Ag aircraft but the folks at Johnston Air Service in Tulare, CA are. Give the parts department a call; they may be able to point you in the right direction. The number is 559 686-1794.

Let me know if you need me to dig further.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #1486

Yup, thanks. All of this we knew already. The certificate holder is unresponsive, and all of the phone numbers/emails I have been able to find for him are out of service. Actually -- there may be a reason for this. Just Google the his name if you are curious.

We know the Tulare guys. They did our annual in 2017.

Still looking to see if we can drum up the technical info that came with the STC.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #1487

Hi,
I contacted the National Agricultural Aviation Association to see if it is able to supply a list of Pawnee operators. It hasn't called back.
One suggestion; contact both the past owner and his mechanic to see if they have the information you need.
Write Mr. Slone a registered letter; if he accepts it you'll know he is not indisposed.
Last, you may be able to get what you need through a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request.
I have included links.

Here’s the FOIA pertinent links I mentioned over the phone:
Some background on FOIAs: www.faa.gov/foia/
Make a FOIA Request: www.faa.gov/foia/foia_request/
If you need to speak with a FOIA coordinator: www.faa.gov/foia/foia_coordinators/?action=contact_coordinator

The FOIA process is slow; but it may eventually get you what you need.
If I find out anything from NAAA, I'll let you know.

Let me know how I can help further.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #1488

I'm looking into it as well.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #1489

Hi Lynn,
Reach out to David at Johnson Aircraft. He is aware of this STC and has some suggestions.
www.johnstonaircraft.com/
(559) 686-2161

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