If you even think you might have a rodent
problem and your plane sits unattended for very long periods of time (my
definition is two weeks or more), then you really should consider some form of
rodent control measures.
Here's a contribution from Beech Lister and
N35 Bonanza owner, Paul S., that uses a simple roll of 10" roof flashing
material found in Lowe's or Home Depot. Paul reports that a 20' roll will do
At about $10 for the material it's CSOB
Here's a close up of the seam that you'll need to make
CSOBeech visitor Fritz purchased a Beechcraft Bonanza and found out the hard
way why you need to open up your floorboards every year for annual and not get a
"pencil whipped" annual treatment. That is as nasty a landing gear arm
as I have ever seen!
Don't let your Beechcraft become a victim of the "Rat Patrol"!
And, while you're at it, get some anti-corrosion lube in there!
For more anti-Rodent measures click
Here's Paul's bird control source, he calls it a
"set & forget" Bird Spike system from
If you've got rodent or bird control measures worthy of CSOB
E-mail me with the details!