Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Airplane Repairs Update

Here's the latest news about our aircraft repair from MMS Aviation:

Hi Steve-Another update for you.

We have the main landing gear box installed completely. All the rivets in and bolts in and torqued. The main gear has been fitted. The left goes in without any difficulty, and the right takes a little beating, but not really difficult. What I will recommend, and the 207 shop that I have been working with on an advisory capacity, recommends, is that the landing gear comes out at least every 5 years, and I would suggest less, based on the fact that you are coastal. When it comes out, all the bolts need to be checked to make sure that they are tight, and then the gear lubricated at the attach points, and installed again.

Today, we are installing the co-pilots door sill assembly. It is very tight, and the holes need to line up exactly, and so far, I am very pleased with how it is going in. I have included a couple of photos for you. Once that is done, we will install the stressed skin above the landing gear box, and then it should be time to put the landing gear in for good and put it back on the ground.


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