Rod Ends

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

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking Stretched And Fatigued At touchdown, the nose landing gear failed and partially collapsed. Examination revealed it appears the bearing rod end (p/n 198001-2) experienced a fatigue failure. The rod end failed at a point where the threads and AN316-4R nut meet, shearing even with the nut face. Rod end threads were […]
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