Cessna T210L Nose Gear Actuator

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1 year 1 month ago #2531 by STEVE ELLS
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Doug;
I am working to try to get mechanics and owners from putting weight on the horizontal stabilizers to lift the nose gear off the ground.
I have done it, and I have also located a tailcone frame and applied my personal weight and strength on that frame to lower the nose, but I believe the best way is to lift off the engine lifting ring or the prop.
I have never considered chaining the tail tie down ring down as a way to keep the nose gear suspended. To me, that's putting stesses on it that it was never designed for.
I don't have a doc from Cessna supporting this view, it's just my feeling.
There are a lot of ADs that get missed; the mechanic may not have completely read the AD, or the applicability section in the AD missed or fell short of listing all the serial numbers affected.
Or the mechanic pencil-whipped it for whatever reason.

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1 year 1 month ago #2530 by DOUGLAS VINCENT
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Why not use the tail tie down and hole the nose up?

Is there anything against this?

With gear down and locked and green light can the nose gear still fail with old part?

Hard to believe that an AD fro easy 1980's has not been performed.

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1 year 1 month ago #2527 by STEVE ELLS
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Yes, you should be OK as long as you have a gear down light.

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1 year 1 month ago #2524 by Michael Martines
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I may need to fly it to another airport to get jacked up. As long as I leave the gear down I should be fine with the spring guide issue, correct? Its a short hop maybe 20 mins.

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1 year 1 month ago #2523 by STEVE ELLS
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Thanks for asking.
I left out one important item.
In order to use the procedure I described, you will need to lift the nose gear off the ground. My preferred method it to either remove the top cowl and lift off of the engine lifting ring (if one is installed on your engine) or using a fiber strap wrapped around a couple of prop blades. An engine hoist is good to provide the lift.
Once the nose gear is off the ground and fully extended, pull the landing gear motor circuit breaker (cb). Put the gear handle in the "UP" position, and by pushing the cb in for short periods (bumping it) you will be able to apply enough hyd pressure for the nose gear to begin to retract. You only have to have it fold back a little to check the spring guide.
Your mechanic may balk at this procedure. If he insists the airplane be fully jacked up, I understand.
One way or another, I strongly suggest you check that spring guide.
Pls let me know what you find.
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Steve

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1 year 1 month ago #2516 by Michael Martines
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Steve what does CB stand for.

Thanks
Mike.

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