drag brace

drag brace

drag brace
drag brace
i. An adjustable brace used to adjust the blade alignment of a semi-rigid rotor. The braces resist the movement of the blade about its lead-lad hinge and provide a means of sweeping the blade for chord-wise balance. It is normally mounted on the inner trailing edge of the main rotor blade and the rear portion of the blade grip.
ii. A brace that supports an aircraft landing gear against loads trying to force the landing gear backward.
iii. A brace that supports the wing against the force of drag. See also drag wire.
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Contract Awarded for Drag Brace Landing for the Blackhawk weapons system with a minimum quantity of 300 each and a maximum quantity of 1,224 each
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 bracket.
Compared to the metallic drag brace equivalent, using PMC materials will result in reduced weight and lower maintenance costs over the life of the F-35.
An example of a large commercial transport lower drag brace fabricated and tested with Stork's proven composite technology will be on display in Goodrich's Pavilion, Outside OE5, during Farnborough International.
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.
Most recently, the company announced the initial award for the manufacture of drag brace assemblies for the landing gear of one of the world's largest and newest commercial aircraft in accordance with a Memorandum of Agreement negotiated between Air Industries (A Subsidiary of Gales Industries Incorporated) and the premier global landing gear provider for the manufacture and support of these items.
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.
Gales Industries Incorporated (OTC BB: GLDS), a leading operating/holding and management services integrator group within the aerospace/defense field, today announced the initial award for the manufacture of drag brace assemblies for the landing gear of one of the world's largest and newest commercial aircraft in accordance with a Memorandum of Agreement negotiated between Air Industries (A Subsidiary of Gales Industries Incorporated) and the premier global landing gear provider for the manufacture and support of these items.
On this evening, the drag brace simply wouldn't go back in place.