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Main landing gear lift leg joint

How much play is allowed in the lift leg joint? Mine has a small amount of play. It is to the point you have to look really close to see it.

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It is the joint between the two lift leg braces. Not the joints where the lift legs attach to the wing or the strut.

Model: Bonanza V35TC
Aircraft Serial Number: D-8596
Posted 10/18/2023 - 4 months ago
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With the extruded gear your aircraft would have, it would tend to be less than in the older steel welded truss design. I had a Beech tech rep tell me many years ago: If the gear will rig, you are OK. The up-travel of the gear is specified to be 1/16" from the lift leg joint to the upper wing skin, adjusted by retract rod end extension and the stop bolt With the gear up rigging per spec, if the inboard gear door is contacting the lower gear leg, you have a problem. There an be other issues involved, but this contact can indicate too much play in the subject joint. As mentioned, this 1/16" can be a challenge to maintain on especially the right side, so a 'tight 1/16"' is recommended.

Mike
ABS Technical Advisor

Posted 10/18/2023 - 4 months ago
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Main landing gear lift leg joint