Duncan Aviation Warns of Landing Gear Corrosion
January 22, 2010
LINCOLN, NEB. — Water, dirt, debris and foreign objects, acting as electrolytes and producing a corrosive environment, can lead to landing gear corrosion that requires premature removal of components. Due to its location and exposure to the elements, landing gear is highly susceptible to corrosion.
Jerry Cable, Duncan Aviation Accessory Tech Rep recommends thoroughly lubricating the landing gear with grease to expel trapped water, dirt and debris between the joints. "Following the recommended schedule for lubricating the landing gear and using the recommended lubricant can extend the time between removals and reduce maintenance costs due to corrosion found during maintenance actions."
"Washing landing gear with pressure washers can make the gear look great, but if not done carefully can sometimes begin the onset of corrosion and cause damage. Great care should be used to prevent pressurized water from entering unusual gear areas. If you decide to use a pressure washer, the landing gear should always be greased immediately after," he continues.
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Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections and maintenance, engine services, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems in addition to full paint and interior services and aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 800.228.1836 or 402.475.4125 (international) who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls.
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