CHAPTER 10 PARKING AND MOORING

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1 CHAPTER 10 PARKING AND MOORING P/N 135A Chapter 10 REVISION ~ Page 1 of 12

2 Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Liberty Aerospace, Incorporated. It is prohibited to reproduce or transmit in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or use of any information storage and retrieval system, any portion of this document without express written permission of Liberty Aerospace Incorporated. Chapter 10 P/N 135A Page 2 of 12 REVISION ~

3 Table of Contents SECTION GENERAL 5 SECTION EQUIPMENT REQUIRED 5 SECTION PARKING 7 SECTION PARKING PROCEDURES 7 SHORT-TERM PARKING 8 LONG-TERM PARKING 9 SECTION MOORING (TYING DOWN) 11 P/N 135A Chapter 10 REVISION ~ Page 3 of 12

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5 Section General This chapter describes parking and mooring of Liberty XL-2 airplane. Due to its small size and lightweight, the Liberty XL-2 airplane requires mooring (or tying down) when not in use. Pilots and maintenance personnel should familiarize themselves with the procedures described below to help prevent damage from nature s wind or turbulence caused by other aircraft. Section Equipment Required The following is a list of equipment need to park and/or moor (tie down) the Liberty Aerospace, Inc. XL-2 airplane. 4 wheel chocks 3 screw-in mooring rings (left and right wing, and tail) 3 ropes (nylon or other non-shrinking/non-stretching synthetic material) P/N 135A Chapter 10 REVISION ~ Page 5 of 12

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7 Section Parking This section gives the details in parking the airplane. Parking Procedures This section gives has the procedures for parking the airplane. Section PARKING AND MOORING If wheel brakes are hot from prolonged taxi, allow brakes to cool before setting parking brake. Controls may be secured with ailerons neutral and horizontal stabilizers leading edge down by pulling the control stick aft as far as possible and fastening seat belt snugly around it. P/N 135A REVISION ~ Page 7 of 12

8 SHORT-TERM PARKING Perform this procedure for short-term parking of the airplane. 1. Taxi or tow airplane to desired parking position. 2. Align nose of airplane into the wind. 3. Ensure nose wheel is centered. 4. In windy or gusty weather, moor (tie down) the airplane, see Section Mooring (Tying Down) on page 11 of this chapter. 5. Set the parking brake. If wheel brakes are hot from prolonged taxi, allow brakes to cool before setting parking brake. 6. Place chocks in front of and behind main wheels. 7. Release the parking brake. 8. Secure flight controls in neutral position; retract flaps. Controls may be secured with ailerons neutral and horizontal stabilizers leading edge down by pulling the control stick aft as far as possible and fastening seat belt snugly around it. 9. Close and lock the doors P/N 135A Page 8 of 12 REVISION ~

9 LONG-TERM PARKING Perform this procedure for long-term parking of the airplane. 1. Perform the steps for short-term: parking. PARKING AND MOORING 2. Moor (tie down) the airplane, see Section Mooring (Tying Down) on page 11 of this chapter.. 3. Install external rudder lock if available. ALL GUST LOCKS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO TAXI AND FLIGHT. CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN NOT TO DEFORM OR DAMAGE THE STRUCTURE DURING INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF THESE LOCKS. ALL DEFOMRATION, DAMAGE AND INTERFERENCE MUST BE REVIEWED BY A QUALIFIED MECHANIC OR TECHNICIAN PRIOR TO FLIGHT. 4. Install pitot/static, canopy, and propeller covers as applicable. 5. Refer to engine, electrical, and fuel system chapters of this manual for information on required servicing for long-term storage. P/N 135A REVISION ~ Page 9 of 12

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11 Section Mooring (Tying Down) The airplane has three mooring points: one under each wing, and one under the tail. Mooring rings are provided to secure tie down ropes into the mooring points. Park the airplane, see the procedures for short and long term parking of the airplane. Attach tie-down ropes to ground tie-downs and aircraft mooring rings. Leave sufficient play or looseness in the ropes to prevent inadvertent loading of the structure. Also, if using a rope, tie a bowline knot to allow tension freedom. Figure 10-1 Mooring Points on the Wings Figure 10-2 Mooring Point on the Tail P/N 135A REVISION ~ Page 11 of 12

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