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Old 03-06-2019, 12:25 PM
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Default Nose Wheel Breakout Force

Have any of you had to re-adjust the nose wheel breakout force after flying for a while?
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:38 PM
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Yes, mine went loosened up to 16lbs before I was finished with phase 1. Tightened back up to spec and I'll check it again before leaving for SNF.
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:14 PM
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Have any of you had to re-adjust the nose wheel breakout force after flying for a while?
Some loosening after gaining time in use is totally normal.
I usually recommend that people check it (regardless of RV model) after 30-40 hrs and then again at 100.
After 100 it usually doesn't change much.
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My question is how often does the tightening after 30 and 100 hrs require drilling new holes for the cotter key? I got lucky the first time
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:39 PM
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Don't be afraid to tighten a bit over specs. All of the Bellvile washers flatten out over time. If you feel even a slight vibration on taxi or landing, tighten immediatly. Do not lube the Bellville washers. They are supposed to rub against one another dry. Cheers.
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My question is how often does the tightening after 30 and 100 hrs require drilling new holes for the cotter key? I got lucky the first time
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Don't be afraid to tighten a bit over specs.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:48 PM
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Have tightened twice now in 240 hours.
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My question is how often does the tightening after 30 and 100 hrs require drilling new holes for the cotter key? I got lucky the first time
On my RV-10, I've had to tighten twice over the first three year period, each time requiring a new hole. It's been three years since the last time and the tension is holding every time I check it.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:49 AM
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On My RV7A, I checked at each annual and never had to tighten it, though I had started a bit higher than recommended. I will be checking the 14A in the next few days to see if it needs any changes. So far, no shimming has been noticed.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:44 PM
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On my RV-10, I've had to tighten twice over the first three year period, each time requiring a new hole. It's been three years since the last time and the tension is holding every time I check it.
Like all things RV, what I dread (drilling those new holes) will be no big deal but the thing that looks "easy" prospectively will be hard.
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