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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All surrounding doors were untouched and the drag brace and its associated fairing looked stellar.
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.
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.
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.
The swivel nut is responsible for holding the drag brace to the landing gear.
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.
On this evening, the drag brace simply wouldn't go back in place.