TAIL LANDING GEAR INSPECTION continued
i. Check shock strut for proper extension.
(1) Strut extends 30.73 to 30.97 INCHES with tailwheel clear of ground.
j. Check shock strut rod end and bolt hole clearance; maximum 0.001 INCH clearance (or elongation)
k. Check trailing arms for cracks, distortion, and loose mounting.
l. Check trailing arm pivot bolt hole clearance; maximum 0.002 INCH clearance (or elongation) allowed.
3.28.4. General (Fittings, Castings, And Forgings)
a. If sharp edges can be blended and damage does not interfere with operational characteristics of
affected components, nicks, scratches, and gouges which do not develop into cracks are generally
b. If blending is required, remove minimal material to smooth sharp edges.
c. Cracks are generally not acceptable. Use approved nondestructive testing methods to determine if cracks
END OF TASK