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    Default A word of warning

    I was preparing for a flight this morning and checked the brakes when the left rudder cable broke. This was not readily visible at preflight. I don't like the way the cable was crimped so tightly around the disc. I plan to put a stainless thimble around the disc to prevent such a tight bend of the cable.
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    Default Re: A word of warning

    WOW! Glad you are safe.
    Dustin Dickerson

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    Default Re: A word of warning

    Great that you caught it on the preflight inspection!
    Somebody said that carrier pilots were the best in the world, and they must be or there wouldn't be any of them left alive. Ernie Pyle

    Brett Butler
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    Default Re: A word of warning

    How many hours on the plane FoxDB?
    Harlan and Susan Payne
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