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Old 05-15-2017, 02:35 PM
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Smile Anti Splat Nose Wheel Bearing Mod - Results or Regrets

I'm considering doing the Anti Splat Nose Wheel Bearing Mod during my second Condition Inspection. Boy, how time flies . Any results or regrets with the modification you'd like to share?
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:12 PM
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Larry,
Do the MOD, you won't be disappointed.
1) Your plane will require less power to taxi, which shows you the drag the original setup has.
2) Having 1 less set of bearings to grease is always a bonus.
3) The biggest advantage that comes to mind is a tire change in the field, meaning you do not have to worry about dirt getting in the grease. (Ask me how I know!)

Allen is top notch to deal with. I have NO regrets at all.

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Old 05-15-2017, 03:33 PM
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I had mine done about ten hours ago after my nose wheel shimmied so bad it shook the wheel pant off. I also had them mount a new tube and tire. I had them perform the tire "trueing" but when the tire was mounted it still had a notable amount of radial runout.

The difference between before and after was dramatic. It does steer and handle better on the ground, but the big difference is on landing, no more vibration or shuddering when I let the nose down.

It was well worth the minimal cost, and Alan made the whole process easy.My .02
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:39 PM
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before and after was so dramatic! Well worth the money!

Really thinking hard about doing the mains at annual.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:44 PM
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My input mirrors what other have said. I was so happy that I had the main wheels done as well.

The nose wheel mod is very noticeable

Paul
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I had mine done about ten hours ago after my nose wheel shimmied so bad it shook the wheel pant off.
The common cause of that is lateral (steering) shimmy.
The Mod that Alan does will do nothing to prevent that.
Only correctly adjusting the steering breakout force will......
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:10 PM
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My input mirrors what other have said. I was so happy that I had the main wheels done as well.

The nose wheel mod is very noticeable

Paul
I'm very happy with the nose wheel mod, I didn't realize it was an option for the mains as well.
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I really like the mod. The aircraft rolls so easy that you will use more brake when you land on a paved runway.
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My input mirrors what other have said. I was so happy that I had the main wheels done as well.

The nose wheel mod is very noticeable

Paul
I did the same. And as a bonus, there are no bearings to grease.
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Ditto all above.
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