Squawk Box

August 2005 Issue

Squawk Box: 08/05

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


Cessna R182
Nose Gear Extension Failure

The aircraft sustained nose damage due to the nose gear’s failure to extend for landing. The propeller linkage runs down the outside of the nose landing gear tunnel, and is attached in two places with Adel clamps, stand-offs and AN-3 bolts. The aft attach hole is directly in line with the nose door actuator arm, p/n 2213022-14. This aircraft had the aft AN-3 bolt installed with the threads and nut protruding into the wheelwell. The hollow actuator arm impacted the protruding bolt, loosening it with each gear cy...

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