Piper AD 2010-15-10 requires inspection of the connection between the control yoke universal joint and the shaft on the forward (engine) end of the joint. Removing the taper pin that holds the shaft and u-joint together can be very difficult due to the limited space behind the panel. To make matters worse, there isn’t anything solid to hammer against, and using a hammer may damage the control yoke structure or delicate avionics. This taper pin removal tool makes this job easy and safe even with the most stubborn taper pins. Simply position the tool on the u-joint and tighten the bolts until the pin breaks free. 2 lbs (1Kg) shipping weight.