New to the Piper Owner Society, issue with Spinner PA28-180
Hi, Happy to join this discussion group. I own a 1969 Cherokee 180 and a recently rebuilt Super Cub. Looking forward to learning for those in this group!
My initial problem is that my spinner on the Cherokee exploded at 7500 feet over Arkansas last weekend. I was on with ATC so they got involved too. There was a bit of a "pucker factor"! Anyway, I am having problems finding a replacement, either new or used. The part number is 65805-00 for the 180 model D. I called TCB and they are currently in an FAA audit for some reason and won't be shipping anything until that is complete in about 12-16 weeks the people told me! Seems all others resell their product. Cant find anything new or used from others I called either.
Anyone have a similar experience? Any suggestions on finding one? Is it legal to fly without the spinner?
Thanks for any input, and hope I can contribute something in the future!