Friday, May 8, 2015

Servicing the Struts

Just a quick update for a Friday.  We were able to service all the struts today.  The good news is that they are all holding fluid and appear to be staying up.

After you service all 3 struts and let the plane back down they can "stick" like you see to the right.  However as soon as you 'rock' the wings they will settle back down into their natural position.  That is when you know if the strut is going to collapse or not.

My old CFI says that I should try and get the struts to always stay like this since my landings are so hard it would help cushion the impact. :)

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