AD NUMBER: 2006-17-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-03 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a
new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Stemme GmbH & Co.
KG (Stemme) Models S10, S10-V, and S10-VT sailplanes. This AD
requires you to inspect the connection between the aileron push-rod
and the connecting shaft to determine if a safety washer is
installed. If there is no safety washer installed, this AD requires
you to modify the aileron control assembly.
This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness
information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for
Germany. We are issuing this AD to prevent a loose bearing in the
aileron control lever, which could result in separation of the
aileron control system. Separation of the aileron control system
could lead to loss of aileron control.