Entry Door Electric Lock Sluggish
The entry door electric locking mechanism was very sluggish and sometimes failed to lock the door. I ordered and installed a replacement latching mechanism from PTL Engineering. This was an easy repair. The part was around $30 to $40 as I recall. Now it locks with a resounding and reassuring clunk. See photos below.
Note of caution: be sure you get the wire polarity correct before reinstalling the door cover. PTL changed the color coding on the wires on some latches.
2017 Dutch Star 4369
Huey Pilot ó Vietnam 1971-72
Author of: ACE, The Story of Lt. Col. Ace Cozzalio
and: The Aviators: Stories of Helicopter Combat in Vietnam 1971-72