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J230C Doors not flush with fuselage

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(@aj_richo)
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Hello,

I have recently purchased a J230C that has issues with the front doors not flush with the fuselage and not sealing properly. There is a gap up to 6mm along the lower door edge from the fuselage. Its widest towards the rear and almost flush at the front. You can press on the door edge and push it in to line up with the fuse but the top of the door attempts to open. So it appears they have taken on a new form over time.

Previous owners have tried various layers of P-section seals applied to the door edge and the door jambs at the same time but I think over time they have distorted the door. (I don't believe the aircraft would have left the factory in 2006 with doors that weren't flush)

My question is, is there a way to form the doors back into their original positions, perhaps with careful application of heat and applied pressure to reshape them?

I the issues will be the paint giving up before the epoxy softens enough and the internal door skins holding the shape.

 

Regards

Tony


   
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(@jabiru-support)
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Is it possible you could post some pictures so we can see the issue?


   
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(@aj_richo)
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Hi

I would post pics but I don't see where I can add an image from the toolbar in the reply? I can email to you?

Cheer

Tony


   
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(@jabiru-support)
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Hello AJ,

When you are replying you can a button to attach a file just below where you write the text.  

Use this to attach pictures.


   
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(@aj_richo)
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Hi

Um.. no button below the text box in my view of the reply window, could it be an admin privilege?

Only thing directly below is a subscribe to this topic box and Add Reply button


   
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(@jabiru-support)
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Do you see it like in the picture attached?


   
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(@aj_richo)
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No that button is not present in my reply window.

I have tried 3 different browsers - Chrome Edge and Palemoon... no choose file button.

Hence my question about permission to upload files, could it be disabled for standard users to save storage on the server?


   
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(@jabiru-support)
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Ok, I have moved you up to the next level of user on the forum.  Try that.  


   
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(@aj_richo)
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Ok, I can see the button now, and can select a file.

 

 


   
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(@aj_richo)
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but only loads one file at a time for me..

This is the front lower corner


   
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(@aj_richo)
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This is looking along the bottom edge from below, the seal is also squashed along the edge so the gap is quite wide.

Post flight my clothes smell of exhaust


   
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(@aj_richo)
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The lower door seal state.


   
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If I push on the door, the upper door frame (next photo) pops out


   
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Upper door frame gap when lower part is pushed flush with fuse..


   
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Shot of rear lower corner


   
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