TAIL LANDING GEAR SHOCK STRUT PNEUMATIC VALVE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
This task covers:
Removal. Cleaning. Inspection. Installation.
3.40.2. Initial Setup
Aircraft mechanics tool kit (item 376, App H)
Light duty laboratory apron (item 27, App H)
Industrial faceshield (item 129, App H)
Chemical protective gloves (item 154, App H)
Hydraulic fluid (item 92, App F)
Wire (item 226, App F)
Attack Helicopter Repairer
Attack Helicopter Repairer/Technical
The shock strut contains high pres-
sure nitrogen. Care must be taken
when performing maintenance on the
strut. Sudden release of high pressure
nitrogen could cause injury to person-
nel or damage to equipment. If injury
occurs, seek medical aid.
a. Deflate shock strut (1).
(1) Remove valve cap (2).
(2) Slowly turn nut (3) one turn counterclockwise
to open pneumatic valve (4).
(3) Turn nut (3) one turn clockwise to close valve
(4) after pressure has been released.
(4) Install cap (2).
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