Brief Description: Cracks in Nosewheel Elastomer Plate on Engine Moun
Per Vans Service Bulletin 14-08-29, I inspected this plate as part of my 2014 Condition Inspection.
After removal of the WD1016 link assembly, 1 fully developed crack and 2 other developing cracks can be seen in the photos.
I did check for play (a gap) between the elastomers and the elastomer plate. There was play when the weight was fully removed from the nosewheel.
Total Hours: 504 Weight: 1684 lbs Empty CG: 107.29 Nose Wheel Mount Status: Cracked at 3rd Condition Inspection. 4 donuts installed since first flight. There was play in link assembly when weight is removed from nosewheel
Misc: Front wheel was found cracked at 2nd Condition Inspection (336 hours), replaced with WHLNW511.25. Link assembly not removed for inspection. Original main tires and brakes.
Rough field Operations: At least 450 Takeoffs and 450 Landings on 8NC8 Avg Est Takeoff weight = 2450lbs 110.4" aft of datum Avg Est Landing weight = 2330lbs 110.5" aft of datum