As well as the maintenance activities, the landing gear business is also involved in the design and manufacture of the F-35 arresting gear and in the development of the F-35 composite landing gear drag brace
Examination of the nose landing gear assembly revealed the nose landing gear actuator rod end was not connected to the nose landing gear drag brace
Initial investigations suggest the down lock, retract actuator and drag brace
have been broken.
The swivel nut is responsible for holding the drag brace
to the landing gear.
Airman Amick was doing an aircraft turnaround inspection on a soon-to-launch FA-18C when he discovered a crack in the nose landing gear drag brace
Airman Schmitz continued his inspection of the landing gear and noticed the left main landing gear, lower drag brace
was not fully seated on the stop block.
Tenders are invited for Perform the 6 year/8000 cycle inspection of the left, right, and nose landing gear shock absorbers, drag brace
assemblies, axle assemblies and torque knee assemblies for Beechcraft King Air 200, N702MA, serial number BB-1010.
The left main gear collapsed, the drag brace
or trunnion was seen fractured, and the wheel punctured the flap and left upper wing skin.
Further inspection revealed that the drag brace
hard-point on the port, main landing-gear strut had departed during its last flight.
The mechs had worked on the aircraft's propeller and flight-control system: they had changed the port prop assembly, port aileron bungee, autopilot actuator, and drag brace