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N35 nose gear Barrel indicator problem.

Replaced the nose gear indicator plastic trim piece in pedestal with one created by 3D printer, it looks great. The problem we are having is getting the indicator re calibrated to indicate proper up and down indications. We have had it in and out a few times and we get it adjusted to indicate up with the gear in the up position, as we put the gear down the travel is to far and has put a lot of strain on the little rod causing it to bend or break. The whole gear system has been rigged per the ABS procedures and everything is correct and adjusted with proper tensions. Anyone had this happen before?
Thanks.

Model: Bonanza N35
Aircraft Serial Number: 6833
Posted 5/28/2023 - 8 months ago
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If the screws holding the bezel to the pedestal are to long they will prevent complete movement of the indicator.


Bob Ripley
ABS Technical Avisor

Posted 5/29/2023 - 8 months ago
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That’s not the issue we’re having. We made sure the screws are not the problem. Do you know what angle the tab at the idler arm at the bottom of the small rod should look like? It might be bent causing the binding problem. I’m not by the plane today so cant send a photo. Thanks for your response.

Posted 5/29/2023 - 8 months ago
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The wire is adjustable at the indicator. I am not sure of the angle of the TAB.

Bob Ripley
ABS Technical Advisor

Posted 5/30/2023 - 8 months ago
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After more research and work we found what the problem was and is now working perfectly. Installed new floorboards that were made for our plane. The one the goes across the front below the the pedestal was cut somewhat longer than the original and was binding on the drum gear indicator. Trimmed it and everything working good.

Posted 6/2/2023 - 8 months ago
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Great job, sometimes a little detective work pays off in the end.

Bob Ripley
ABS Technical Advisor

Posted 6/2/2023 - 8 months ago
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Great work, I have a P35. I'm interested in the cad file for the Nose Gear Escutcheon.

Posted 6/14/2023 - 8 months ago
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I have a N35 and the barrel is getting hard to read do you have any pictures of your 3D printing? I’m interested in doing the same and would prefer not to reinvent the wheel.
Thanks

Posted 9/17/2023 - 5 months ago
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N35 nose gear Barrel indicator problem.