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Checking wheel alignment and making adjustments.

Tip on lengthening the useful life of shock cords used on landing gear.

Tips on adding lead weight to fiberglass wheel fairings to prevent an oscillation on the ground.
E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Dec 1990-Feb 1991 pg. 4

Technique for dye checking wheels when mounting new tires.

In The Green (book review with excerpts). Everything you ever wanted to know about landing gear, tires, floats, skids and tailwheels.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Oct 1986 (v.13#10) pg. 50

Audio and visual position indicator circuit for retractable landing gear on homebuilt aircraft.
KITPLANES Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 76

Landing gear design. Understanding the physics, size, shape and proportions of a simple leaf spring landing gear.
KITPLANES Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 56

Impact of fairings and retraction on parasite drag caused by a landing gear. Part 1.
KITPLANES Apr 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 5
Correction KITPLANES May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 5

Impact of fairings and retraction on parasite drag caused by a landing gear. Part 2.
KITPLANES May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 6

Landing gear design considerations looks at loads, geometry, stability, etc.
KITPLANES Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 6

Standards for nitrogen gas used in aircraft applications (struts, tires, etc.) is explained.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1987 (v.9#7) pg. 19

Common-sense tire care tips.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1988 (v.10#1) pg. 15

An inactivity checklist. Maintenance considerations for an airplane that is flown less than once a week. Looks at engines, rubber products, brakes, and electrical system.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 15
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1988 (v.10#6) pg. 20

Adjusting main landing gear camber on a Cessna Cardinal RG.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1988 (v.10#3) pg. 16

Problems with main wheel alignment on tubular-steel-gear-leg Cessnas are discussed.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1988 (v.10#5) pg. 17

Oleopneumatic shock struts. A little preventive maintenance goes a long way, especially in winter.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1988 (v.10#11) pg. 12

Service bulletin diagram shows the correct positions of the clevis bolt, nut and washers on the Piper Seneca PA-34 nose gear.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1988 (v.10#12) pg. 16

Beech landing gear tuneup tips. Understanding the landing gear actuator mechanism.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1989 (v.11#3) pg. 12
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 4

Troubleshooting tips for inflight gear-sag in a Piper Arrow.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1989 (v.11#7) pg. 19

Tip on lengthening tire life by coating with BF Goodrich "Age-Master".
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1989 (v.11#12) pg. 4

Tales told by tired tires. How to "read" the wear patterns on aircraft tires. Includes technique for measuring the camber (tire tilt) and wheel alignment using a carpenter's square and straightedge.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1990 (v.12#2) pg. 11

What you should know about tire replacement. Advice on jacking the airplane, removing the wheel, removing and replacing the tire and tube, servicing wheel bearings, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1990 (v.12#5) pg. 12

An oleo strut winter survival guide. Servicing tips for a flat oleo strut.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1991 (v.13#1) pg. 16

Shimmy damper maintenance guide for pilots.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1991 (v.13#3) pg. 10

Gear inspection tips. How to inspect a retractable landing gear without having to jack the airplane or disassemble a single part.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1991 (v.13#9) pg. 10

Wheel bearing basics. How to service them yourself.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1992 (v.14#4) pg. 10

Time to re-tire. How to install new aircraft tires. Step-by-step instructions.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1993 (v.15#2) pg. 16
Correction LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1993 (v.15#4) pg. 2 (Logbook entry)

Gear-up landing repairs.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1993 (v.15#12) pg. 10

Overcoming unresolved nose wheel shimmy on Cessna aircraft. Tips on disassembly of a Cessna 172 nose strut, lubrication of the various scissor and pivot points, shims, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1994 (v.16#2) pg. 5

Tip on cleaning an oleo strut.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1994 (v.16#4) pg. 6
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1994 (v.16#5) pg. 5

Troubleshooting and maintaining oleo struts
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1994 (v.16#9) pg. 11

Advice on replacement tires for a Cessna 172.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1994 (v.16#11) pg. 24

Troubleshooting the poppet-type shuttle valve in a hydraulic landing gear system (which results in intermittent gear light operation).
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1994 (v.16#12) pg. 18

Stuffing your struts. Part 1. Strut pumps. Various techniques for filling oleo struts with air are compared.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1995 (v.17#1) pg. 6

Stuffing your struts. Part 2. Using high pressure bottles to fill oleo struts with either nitrogen or air.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1995 (v.17#2) pg. 17

Putting a damper on things. Just a few simple tools are needed to perform a basic shimmy damper rebuild.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1995 (v.17#6) pg. 8

Checking main landing gear wheel alignment, camber and toe-in.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1995 (v.17#9) pg. 14
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1995 (v.17#11) pg. 5

Installing new nose wheel steering rod boots.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1995 (v.17#11) pg. 9

Bonanza landing gear checks that should receive frequent attention.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1996 (v.18#6) pg. 10

Cessna steering rods. How they work, how to determine if the rods should be replaced, replacement and rigging procedures.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1996 (v.18#7) pg. 14

Piper's landing gear AD 95-20-07. How to perform the necessary inspections and make needed repairs on selected retractable gear systems.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1996 (v.18#10) pg. 15

Nose strut repair. Replacing deteriorated seals. Part 1.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1997 (v.19#6) pg. 17

Nose strut repair. Part 2. Reassembly.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1997 (v.19#7) pg. 11

Troubleshooting tips for the Cessna 182RG landing gear pressure switch and power pack.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1997 (v.19#7) pg. 21

Nose wheel shimmy. How to troubleshoot and correct the problem.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Aug 1997 (v.19#8) pg. 18

Cessna wheel fairing removal. Step-by-step instructions.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1997 (v.19#12) pg. 8

Emergency extension. An overview of the typical single-engine Cessna hydraulic landing gear plumbing system, maintenance, and emergency hand pump operation.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1998 (v.20#5) pg. 4

Tailwheel adjustment and maintenance tips.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1998 (v.20#6) pg. 18

Make a special top for a hydraulic fluid can which will facilitate servicing shock struts.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1998 (v.20#9) pg. 24

Real wheel maintenance. Part 1. Advice on hoisting and lifting, wheel removal, and wheel disassembly.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1999 (v.21#1) pg. 16

Real wheel maintenance. Part 2. Cleaning, inspection, repair, and re-installation.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1999 (v.21#2) pg. 14
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1999 (v.21#6) pg. 3

Tool for installing bungee cords on aircraft landing gears.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1988 (v.37#9) pg. 27

Forming aluminum landing gear for sport aircraft. How to build a die assembly for bending .375" 2024 aluminum plate with a simple hydraulic press.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1988 (v.37#10) pg. 37

Wheels and braking. (1) Designing brake systems for inverted flight. (2) Selections of wheels and brakes. (3) Fitting wheel pants.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1989 (v.38#3) pg. 42

Tip to prevent pinching inner tube when assembling smaller wheel sizes.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1989 (v.38#6) pg. 42

Improved pad design for attaching a strap gear leg.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1990 (v.39#8) pg. 59

Landing gear notes on brake line installation, wheel pants, tire valve access, and tire life.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1991 (v.40#2) pg. 42

Wheel alignment tips.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1991 (v.40#10) pg. 92

Schematic for a retractable gear indicator system which uses LEDs and gear-mounted microswitches.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1995 (v.44#3) pg. 90

A simple wiring circuit uses three lights (green, amber, red) to indicate retractable landing gear status.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1995 (v.44#8) pg. 95

Aircraft tire care. Advice on tire rotation, recapping, balancing, removing and replacing.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1995 (v.44#11) pg. 80

Simple jig for holding split rims tightly together while the bolts and nuts are installed to avoid pinching the inner tube.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1998 (v.47#4) pg. 116

Tip on inspecting and servicing non-pressurized landing-gear struts that utilize an internal spring and are filled with oil.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Sep 1994 (v.22#9) pg. 23

Tail wheel repairs. (1) Fixing worn holes in the control arm. (2) Improving the multi-leaf spring. (3) Maintenance tips.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Nov 1994 (v.22#11) pg. 8, 24