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Date:  8-4-2012
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  Limp home gear repair 1 of 3

On Saturday, while giving kids airplane rides at an EAA Young Eagles event in Croswell, MI 55G my Shock Cord (bungee) on the front nose gear broke and grounded N601LT. No prop strike because the steering rods held the airframe up.

We put our heads together and decided a trip to the hardware might get the airplane back in the air and back to its base at 57D.

Found some bulk bungee cord and some strong Nylon Rope. Back at 55G we tied the tail down, removed the old bungee and wrapped the bulk bungee around the extended nose gear in the original location. Then we wrapped the nylon rope around the strut and covered it with duct tape.

The pictures are from after taxing, take off and landing back at 57D. It did compress a little but it got me home.
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Rope and Duct Tape

Rope and Duct Tape

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