LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS (cont)
TIE DOWN LUG
LEFT MLG ASSEMBLY
WHEEL BRAKE ASSEMBLY
JACK PAD /
SHOCK STRUT MOUNT
CROSS TUBE AS
Trailing Arm Assembly
(2) Trailing Arm Assembly.
The trailing arm assembly (2 each) (fig. 33) attaches to the cross tube
assembly and consists of a trailing arm and a wheel brake assembly. The trailing arm assembly transmits vertical
loads to the shock strut assembly and absorbs longitudinal and lateral loads during landing. A tie down lug is
located at the top outboard end of the assembly. The trailing arm attachment fitting contains Teflon/fiberglass
bushings. A threaded cap is installed at the top of the left hand trailing arm attachment fitting for the installation of
the squat switch target assembly. A step is installed on each trailing arm, secured by hardware that attaches the
shock strut to the trailing arm tie down lugs, which provides access to the crew stations and the upper fuselage.
An axle and flange is provided at the lower end of the trailing arm for mounting of the brake assembly. A
removable jack pad/tow lug adapter is installed inboard of the wheel and brake assembly on the lower end of
each trailing arm. A static ground cable is attached to the base of the left MLG trailing arm at the jack pad/tow lug
(3) Shock Strut Assembly.
The shock strut assembly (fig. 34), one each for the left and right side, is
an airoil shock absorber that consists of a cylinder, and an upper and lower pistons. The shock strut assembly
absorbs or dampens the vertical forces induced by landing and provides lowering (kneeling) and raising (erecting)
capability for transporting the helicopter. It is also capable of a highimpact energy absorption landing. The upper
shock strut fitting is attached to the fuselage pivot mount. The lower shock strut fitting is attached to the center
mount of the trailing arm. The cylinder contains the upper and lower pistons. For servicing the upper cylinder a
hydraulic fill port and bleed port are located on the external side of the cylinder. The upper piston has a nitrogen
fill port for servicing. A spherical bearing is installed in the upper end of the strut that serves as an attachment
point for the pivot mount. The lower piston has a drain plug for servicing. A spherical bearing is located at the
lower end of the strut and serves as a pivot attachment point and a kneeling coupling for maintenance or shipping
of the helicopter.