Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

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282ex
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Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

Post by 282ex » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:43 pm

Spent the day with Darrell today from Composite Aircraft Technology - Express. One of the common issues customers are seeing has to do with legacy nose gear collapsing. If you have a legacy nose gear, strongly recommend the upgraded nose gear (http://compairtechllc.com/Nose_Gear.asp). It seems the legacy struts had some weld issues and the tubes (see attachments). Darrell has some in stock now.
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Erik Petersen
Wheeler Express Series 90 Auriga
Everett, Wa

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Re: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

Post by jchisolm » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 am

Any information on cost?
Joe Chisolm
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282ex
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Re: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

Post by 282ex » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:08 am

jchisolm wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 am
Any information on cost?
Contact Darrell for current pricing:
http://compairtechllc.com/contact.asp
Erik Petersen
Wheeler Express Series 90 Auriga
Everett, Wa

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Re: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

Post by xprsav8r » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:49 am

$2700. Well worth it and highly recommended. The old one will literally snap. You’ll find preemptively replacing it will be cheaper than suffering a bent prop and ending going through a sudden stoppage inspection!

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