Sunday, August 19, 2012

Landing gear


1. The aircraft is equipped with a fixed tricycle landing gear, consisting of tubular spring-steel main gear struts, and an air/oil steerable nose gear shock strut. Two piece, die-cast aluminum wheels are installed on the main and nose landing gear. The wheels are equipped with tubes and disc-type brakes. The nose wheel is steerable with the rudder pedals up to a maximum pedal deflection, after which it becomes free-swiveling Up to a maximum of 30 degrees, each side of center. Nose and main wheel fairings are available for installation.

2. TORQUE LINKS. : Torque links keep the lower strut aligned with the nose gear steering
System, but permit shock strut action.
3. SHIMMY DAMPENER: The shimmy dampener provided for the nose gear offers resistance to shimmy by forcing hydraulic fluid through small orifices in a piston. The dampener piston shaft is secured to a stationary part and the housing is secured to the nose wheel steering collar which moves as the nose wheel is turned right or left, causing relative motion between the dampener shaft and housing.

4. NOSE WHEEL STEERING SYSTEM: Nose wheel steering is accomplished through use of the rudder pedals. Spring-loaded steering rod assemblies connect the nose gear steering collar to arms on the rudder bars. Steering is afforded up to approximately 10 degrees each side of neutral. After which brakes may be used to gain a maximum deflection of 30 degrees right or left of center. A flexible boot seals the fuselage entrance of the steering rod assembly.

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