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Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:49 pm
by 282ex
Well, it seems the original builder of the project I bought went off book. I need to build a new Nose Gear Support and not being successful getting dimensions from CAT. Anyone able to provide some dimensioning of their NGS?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:34 pm
by phil_thomas
I've attached the part of the manual I have for the nose gear support. There are a few measurements in SB056 that are in there, if that's of any help.

Some of that part is going to be buried under my dash but if you'll help describe what dimensions you need, if I can get to it, I'll attempt to measure it for you.

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:12 pm
by 282ex
Thanks Phil. Looking for width, height against firewall, where torque tube support holes start, position of misc holes. Appreciate what you can get, I know it's a pain. Attached is what I'm unwinding from one of the previous builders. I was told the NGS is a structural component and with an IO-540 that's going to hang off the front, I dont think I care to take chances.

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:18 pm
by phil_thomas
Oh, I see why you need that info now ;) I'll see what I can do.

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:59 pm
by 282ex
phil_thomas wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Oh, I see why you need that info now ;) I'll see what I can do.
:) thanks brother!

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:44 am
by 282ex
I just heard from Darrell from CAT, problem solved. Thanks for your offer to help Phil, that was cool of you.

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:44 am
by 282ex
I just heard from Darrell from CAT, problem solved. Thanks for your offer to help Phil, that was cool of you.

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 am
by phil_thomas
Oh, good. I have some measurements from when I was in the hangar yesterday and hadn’t posted those with pics yet, but Darrell’s will be much more exact than mine :D

Re: Dimensions of the Nose Gear Support?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:29 pm
by 282ex
Darrell also confirmed the the NGS is a critical structure component.