Squawk Box

November 2005 Issue

Squawk Box: 11/05

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

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Beechcraft G33
Nose Gear Steering Rod-End

A mechanic describes finding the rod-end (p/n 35-820045) loose on the nose gear steering push-pull tube (p/n 35-825044-6). This connecting terminal slides into the tube’s end and is mechanically fastened by two 5/32-inch solid rivets clocked at 90 degrees. “(The) rivets were not properly driven due to (compression) inside the hollow portion of the tube, instead of (compressing) at the shop head, allowing the rod-end to come loose. Separation would cause loss of nose steering control. I recommend replacement o...

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