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donv

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Nose Gear Spacer?
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:37:56 pm »
Anyone have any additional insight into this?

https://flightlevelsonline.com/2019/commander-tip-nose-gear-spacer-action-after-incident/?fbclid=IwAR0MvLkgrfbgGuLCAQWSriompGpWfnPzN9wmmySjBombJcD6p-wIihLUbws

It says it is recommended that the check be completed "as soon as possible"-- what does that mean?

Bruce Byerly

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Re: Nose Gear Spacer?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 10:48:37 pm »
There was a nose gear collapse caused by over torquing of the bolt which led to field checks finding a couple more in the forestry business. Even if sheared, it can stay together for some time, maybe a long time.  Several have been caught via checking.  Itís unlikely yours is a problem given your maintenance at a quality service center but itís an easy check.

donv

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Re: Nose Gear Spacer?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 11:33:59 am »
Thanks! I have a former service center mechanic who does small things for me, and he checked it. All good.