ECI - Eddy Current Inspection mechanic needed
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Hi all, 

I have a Piper Cherokee 140 with a 180 engine and constant speed prop. I have an AD (2009-22-03) that requires an ECI (eddy current inspection)  type inspection every 100 hours. I am the new owner of this plane and since I bought it at a dealer I was not able to ask the previous owner all the ins and outs of this airplane. 
That being said, I am located in Wisconsin, in the greater Milwaukee area. I have found 1 business that does eddy current inspections but most of the A&Ps I have talked to do not have the ability to do it. Does anyone know of any A&Ps that can do this type of inspection near my area?

Thank you and fly safe. 
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Ed, you can also try the following link to the Cherokee type club: http://www.cherokeechat.org/ , or the Piper Flyer Association at: www.piperflyer.org.

I also recommend contacting Savvy Aviation, they may be able to help you find a local facility: 1-888-465-8038 (savvyaviation.com).
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Hi Edward,

You do have an odd bird (a 140 with a Hartzell HC-C2YK prop).  You will probably not find many A&Ps that will have the equipment to do the ECI on your prop.  I have an Arrow with the same AD and I have Aircraft Specialists Inc (ASI) in Sellersburg, IN do my ECI.  ASI has a prop shop on the field.  Also, Hartzell Service Center in Piqua, OH will do the ECI, but you must be sure to be within the 7 year recommended prop overhaul period or they won't touch it.  Southern Indiana, just above Louisville, KY,  is probably too far for you to travel, so you should search for a prop shop closer to home, and I'm sure you will find someone to do the ECI.  If you cannot find anyone closer, call ASI @ (812) 246-4696 and ask for Jeff or Chris, and they can do the ECI in about two hours while you borrow their courtesy car for lunch..

Good luck.