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    [BAC-Mail] donuts & landing gear repairs?

    Not so sure I agree Bill. After having my centering
    cable all apart this spring, I think it is prossibly
    the most non needed part on the whole plane.
    Especially since mine had not actually been working
    for who knows how many years.


    Jay

    --- Bill Howard <bhoward@bmi.net> wrote:

    > On Sat Aug 20 8:38 , 'michael dawson'
    > <dawsonmi@alltel.net> sent:
    >
    > Do you know of a good source for the J bolts?
    >
    > ...pretty stock part - my A&E ordered them from his
    > regular hardware supplier,
    > but I see that the new Donut supplier (AEC
    > http://www.aec-inc.com/) is gonna
    > supply them at a discount if you buy the donuts.
    >
    > and bushings and pins if needed?
    >
    > ...My guy just pushed out the pins (some needed done
    > on a press) and buffed them
    > up - NO visible wear on them since they really don't
    > move at all - but keep that
    > grease in there for smooth operation, right? (Now
    > using Chevron #7 I think...)
    >
    > I had the same problem with my centering cable that
    > shows in your picture. My
    > mech got one made from a company in Atlanta that
    > replaces rigging.
    >
    > ... Mike R was gonna fix mine for $25, but we bought
    > new from RAPID to be sure to
    > get a Yellow Tag. That is a pretty important cable
    > (but aren't they all?)
    >
    > Good luck!
    >
    > Bill Howard
    > BeechSportBill
    > N1927W 1973 Sport 150
    > Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director
    >
    > On Sat Aug 20 8:38 , 'michael dawson'
    > <dawsonmi@alltel.net> sent:
    >
    > >Thanks I plan on replacing the mains in Oct. the
    > nose is ok. Do you know of
    > >a good source for the J bolts and bushings and pins
    > if needed? I had the
    > >same problem with my centering cable that shows in
    > your picture. My mech
    > >got one made from a company in Atlanta that
    > replaces rigging.
    > >
    > >Mike dawson
    > >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >From: Bill Howard
    > [bhoward@bmi.net','','','')">bhoward@bmi.net]
    > >Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 7:00 PM
    > >To: 'dawsonmic23'
    > >Subject: Re: donuts
    > >
    > >Hi Mike:
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >How to tell? Scroll thru these pictures - -
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >http://www.beechaeroclub.org/index.p...images&fid
    > >=34&viewkey=&template=slideshow&iid=3 17
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Also, if every expansion crack you taxi over feels
    > like a land mine - you
    > >need
    > >
    > >donuts.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Lay on your back and look up in the gear legs - can
    > you see the washers
    > >sticking
    > >
    > >out? Or just dried old rubber?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Also - is the flush zerk at least 1/2 to 3/4 "
    > BELOW the gear leg? If you
    > >CAN'T
    > >
    > >get the needle into the Zerk, your donuts are
    > compressed and dried out - new
    > >ones
    > >
    > >will make you feel GREAT!
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Bill Howard
    > >
    > >BeechSportBill
    > >
    > >N1927W 1973 Sport 150
    > >
    > >Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director
    > >
    > >---- Msg sent via @bmi.net Mail v4 -
    > http://www.bmi.net
    > >
    >
    >
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    [BAC-Mail] donuts & landing gear repairs?

    On many or most of the planes, the nose gear centering cable is used to provide proper rudder trim, via the nose gear steering spring cartridge link. When you see an external rudder trim tab that is bent off to the side, checking the centering cable often shows why. Ditto for a plane that is taking ten pounds of rudder force to center the ball in cruise. The centering cable can also play a role in stronger crosswind landings; it can help keep the plane from darting sideways when the nose gear comes down, while the rudder is being held off center. These issues can be amplified on the retracts, all of which must have a properly functioning centering cable to be safe.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: James Bruce
    To: bhoward@bmi.net ; dawsonmi@alltel.net
    Cc: bac-mail@beechaeroclub.org ; musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:52 PM
    Subject: [musketeermail] Re: [BAC-Mail] RE: donuts & landing gear repairs?


    Not so sure I agree Bill. After having my centering
    cable all apart this spring, I think it is prossibly
    the most non needed part on the whole plane.
    Especially since mine had not actually been working
    for who knows how many years.


    Jay

    --- Bill Howard <bhoward@bmi.net> wrote:

    > On Sat Aug 20 8:38 , 'michael dawson'
    > <dawsonmi@alltel.net> sent:
    >
    > Do you know of a good source for the J bolts?
    >
    > ...pretty stock part - my A&E ordered them from his
    > regular hardware supplier,
    > but I see that the new Donut supplier (AEC
    > http://www.aec-inc.com/) is gonna
    > supply them at a discount if you buy the donuts.
    >
    > and bushings and pins if needed?
    >
    > ...My guy just pushed out the pins (some needed done
    > on a press) and buffed them
    > up - NO visible wear on them since they really don't
    > move at all - but keep that
    > grease in there for smooth operation, right? (Now
    > using Chevron #7 I think...)
    >
    > I had the same problem with my centering cable that
    > shows in your picture. My
    > mech got one made from a company in Atlanta that
    > replaces rigging.
    >
    > ... Mike R was gonna fix mine for $25, but we bought
    > new from RAPID to be sure to
    > get a Yellow Tag. That is a pretty important cable
    > (but aren't they all?)
    >
    > Good luck!
    >
    > Bill Howard
    > BeechSportBill
    > N1927W 1973 Sport 150
    > Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director
    >
    > On Sat Aug 20 8:38 , 'michael dawson'
    > <dawsonmi@alltel.net> sent:
    >
    > >Thanks I plan on replacing the mains in Oct. the
    > nose is ok. Do you know of
    > >a good source for the J bolts and bushings and pins
    > if needed? I had the
    > >same problem with my centering cable that shows in
    > your picture. My mech
    > >got one made from a company in Atlanta that
    > replaces rigging.
    > >
    > >Mike dawson


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