retraction test

retraction test

That portion of an airplane inspection in which the airplane is inspected at appropriate stages as it is put onto jacks and the landing gear is cycled through its retraction and extension sequence and inspected.
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The temperature retraction test, TR-10, which is a mechanical stretching and recovery of the rubber in a cold bath, was run per ASTM 1329 (ref.
During landing gear retraction tests, it was noted the nose wheel assembly would contact the right nose gear door's aft hinge during landing gear cycle.