push-pull rod

push-pull rod

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A stiff rod or hollow tube in an aircraft control system that moves a control surface by either pushing it or pulling it.
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Post-accident inspection revealed the push-pull rod that goes through the main spar and connects to the nose gear had separated, damaging the spar.
SSgt Fox was performing an operational landing gear check on an RQ-4A aircraft when he noticed the right-hand nose landing gear door push-pull rod was disconnected.