Where the control column disappears into the instrument panel there is a white nylon or poly plastic guide block/moulding. On our mouse this has
cracked badly. We have had it repaired with adhesive but do not expect it to last very long. We tried unsuccessfully to locate one here in Australia
Can anyone in the group point us to where a replacement, new or secondhand, might be sourced?
This part is common to most (if not all) of the Aero Center aircraft. It is PN 169-524050. RAPID shows 43 of them in stock at a price of
$296.45 (plus tax, S&H). Just a couple of years ago the price was closer to $8. Good grief.
They may be available used, but check the control lock stub and hole on the bottom of the bushing. They are usually found with the stub broken, from people pulling on the yoke while the lock is in place. These bushings do deteriorate with age and exposure, and tend to crack when they age. If you buy a used one, make sure that it isn’t too old, and doesn’t look weathered or aged.
To my knowledge, there is no adhesive that will satisfactorily repair them, and they are fairly important to maintaining aircraft control; if they break and fall out, there will be a lot of “slop” in the yoke movement.