oleo strut


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oleo strut

[′ō·lē·ō ‚strət]
(mechanical engineering)
A shock absorber consisting of a telescoping cylinder that forces oil into an air chamber, thereby compressing the air; used on aircraft landing gear.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Damaged Strut Retaining Pins During routine inspection, the nose gear oleo strut was disassembled to replace O-rings.
This failure caused the oleo strut to be ejected from the cylinder causing major damage to aircraft.
Speaking of hard landings, newer SR2Os have an Oleo strut on the nose wheel to help cushion the impact should you arrive less than gracefully.
Oleo Strut, address supplied This country is in a horrendous condition.
If a CUT probe goes south or an oleo strut gets a little weepy, you don't have so drop everything and fix it before the next flight.
These include full-time 2500 RPM operation for smoother running and power changes, a dynamic leaning bug on the Garmin Perspective system, a 15-pound lower empty weight and a new oleo strut on the nosegear.
4 tyre as well as bottoming of the main landing gear oleo struts.
The nosegear on a 757 is not unlike similar assemblies on other airplanes with oleo struts up front.
Consider that the Oleo struts commonly used on main landing gear assemblies are serviced with a high-pressure air or nitrogen source.
Many landing gear designs employ so-called oleo struts, which contain a mixture of oil or specified hydraulic fluid and a gas under pressure to carry loads, dampen compression and rebound action, and absorb shocks.
The landing gear legs have oleo struts built in, making it more streamlined than a Piper Cub's bungee arrangement.