shock strut

shock strut

[′shäk ‚strət]
(aerospace engineering)
The primary working part of any landing gear, which supplies the force as the airplane sinks toward the ground, turning the flight path from one intersecting the ground to one parallel to the ground.
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Aircraft was flown for 45 hours on snow skis before the right shock strut broke during low-speed taxi.
Mechanics, ignoring Black Hawk shock strut inspections means you'll pay the price sooner or later.
If you try to use a socket on the end of a wrench, it slips off the shock strut nut every time.
To solve the slippery socket problem, we made a shock strut tool that will not slip off the nut and works every time.
This tool saves us time and prevents possible damage to the shock strut nut and our knuckles when removing it.