BIG LAKE, ALASKA — Airforms has obtained FAA STC approval for procedures that provide repairs to worn Cessna 208 Nose Gear Torque Links and Nose Gear Shock Struts, and replacement of their attaching parts with FAA PMA’d oversize components.
“As the torque link joints loosen over time the nose gear is prone to shimmy, especially when operating the larger diameter nose wheel,” said Lee Budde, president of Airforms. “This STC acknowledges the fact that wear is going to happen over the life of the gear, but by providing oversized pins and a carefully designed set of tools, wear can be removed incrementally to keep the nose gear operating like new. Unlike other options for nose gear maintenance that require the entire nose gear be removed and sent off to be repaired by a repair station, this STC allows the gear to remain on the aircraft and the specialized tool kit allows the wear points to be reamed to exact sizes, even in the field.”
Highlights of the STC include:
- Substantial cost savings over the life of the aircraft;
- Oversized FAA PMA’d pins and bolts available in .010, .020 and .030 oversizes;
- Standard sized pins & bolts also available;
- FAA approved STC sold separately;
- Precision machined pins and bolts are CAD plated for long life;
- Tool kits available with piloted reamers for all three oversizes.