Check your door pins for loosness. During annual all mine were change and what I saw was 50% of the pin was worn away. While helping a friend at the apt today on another 172, he opened the door and it bound up,, I prevented him from forcing it and we found the bottom half of the hinge pin broken jamming the hinge. Don't know if you priced a new hinge but ONE from Cessna is around $800 + labor to install so it is much cheaper to put in new pins than break the hinge.
Check yours and save $$ and pain / agony.
Single/Multi/instrument/type/commercial But then I am still learning.
50% of it was worn away, or it was 50% of its original diameer? Big difference there. If it is worn to 50% of its original diameter it means only 25% of the original material is left meaning it is 25% as strong as it was when new.
1947 North American Navion N8747H. It isn't the fastest, doesn't have the biggest payload, burns gas almost as fast as I can pour it in the tank and requires lots of TLC, but it's cool as hell and that's why we play the game.