Awesome rapid response :)
Has anyone got some more pictures of the cut outs th
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Sent: Saturday, 7 April 2018 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: [DOG mailing list] procedure for replacement of undercarriage eye
Some illustration attached...
On 07.04.2018 11:29, Nils Beck wrote:
We did this a couple of years ago. You have to cut some openings in the floor
pan, replace the rod ends and then close the cutouts by hand lay-up (so you
have to cut it open again the next time again...).
There is a kind of bulkhead where these rod ends are bolted on, it's all
straightforward once you have have openend the floor pan. I would keep the
holes as small as possible, you can always make them larger if you don't have
For replacement, we used high-quality automotive parts, something like this:
While you're at it, check the hoop brackets, which hold the landing gear, for
cracks - sandblasting and re-painting may be a good idea.
On 07.04.2018 09:52, Ric Sutton wrote:
Does anyone have a procedure for the replacement of undercarriage eye bolts,
specifically the front ones. Is there an official factory procedure given that
this is a requirement of the 3000 hour life extension survey?
Mine are bent and worn after some 1750 landings (my guess is that some may not
have been smooth).