We noticed a thin scratch line through the paint on the right flap after the 2nd day of training at Duluth (about 12 hrs total time). We were told that this problem has been present on previous production planes. Cirrus has also tried filing the trailing edge of previous wings. The maintence deptartment had no easy fix, plastic buttons or flap hinge adjustment to offer. They offered up the explanation that it is normal wearÂ…probably from contact during flex in the wings.
FWIW-through 35 hrs we have the CHT gauge (not CHT sensor, wire or connectors) fail, and the +V wire from the landing light crimp connector separate. (Previously having a 30-year-old C172 makes us experts at locating and repairing bad crimp connectors)
Cold starts in the snow at Duluth, to hot starts in 85F in California have not been a problem. We are following the Wings Alloft checklist procedures.
My only problem is getting away from work to fly!
Are any of you fellow SR20 owners having trouble with the trailing edge of the wing rubbing against the upper surface of the flap while in the stowed (up) position. We have had our SR20 (s/n 1128) about 6 weeks and started noticing this not long after delivery. It seems there is insufficint clearance between the flap and wing along a small portion of the wing trailing edge. Take a look and let us know if you find anything. Thanks.