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Old 03-09-2017, 10:06 AM
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Hey Guy's - Been lurking around for a while... Love the forums and decided to join.

I fly a Bonanza and an RV-7a (currently being repaired because of a nose gear failure and prop-strike ).

Love the commentary on this site!

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Old 03-09-2017, 10:09 AM
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Hey Guy's - Been lurking around for a while... Love the forums and decided to join.

I fly a Bonanza and an RV-7a (currently being repaired because of a nose gear failure and prop-strike ).

Love the commentary on this site!

Jim

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Jim, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:33 AM
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:45 AM
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Is 301 the Denver chapter?
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:54 AM
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Is 301 the Denver chapter?
Yes. See link to our website in my signature below.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:32 PM
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There's also an e-mail group. Not associated with 301 but very useful when you have a problem of just feel like taking. Send me an e-mail or PM to get included.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:08 PM
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Welcome aboard! I saw your video on your nose gear collapse which made me wonder if the bolt sheared. The holes need to be reamed to a tight tolerance 0.311 or too much slop can shear the bolt over time. Just food for thought on the root cause. Looking forward to seeing it fixed and flying again.
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:28 AM
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It's weird! The bolt did not shear. I would have thought it would have!

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Old 03-10-2017, 06:53 AM
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looked at the video of nose gear. If the leg did not twist 180 degrees, it appears that the nose gear stop flange is installed backwards. Could this be your smoking gun?
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:25 AM
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I'll take a bunch of pictures of it and post them. The A&P said everything looked installed correctly. I dunno! It's one of those things where you never really know what happened.

Edit: I'm going to video the entire rebuild process (including the engine).

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