TAIL LANDING GEAR WHEEL (WITHOUT GREASE FITTING) AND AXLE
a. Clean removed and attaching parts (para
a. Check tire for cuts, splits, wear, flat spots, ply separation, exposed cords, and contamination
b. Check wheel for galls, and discoloration caused by overheating.
c. Check wheel for cracks.
(1) If cracks are suspected, perform nondestruc-
tive inspection (TM 1-1520-264-23).
d. Check removed and attaching parts for corro-
sion (para 1.49).
Proper installation of tail landing gear
wheel is critical to the functional in-
tegrity of the tail landing gear assem-
bly. Instructions in this task pertaining
to installation of this part must be
complied with exactly as specified.
a. Inflate tire (19) to 50 psi. Use inflator assembly
and nitrogen truck.
b. Check that bearings have been greased (para
c. Apply grease to lip of seal (20). Use grease
(item 87, App F).
d. Install lock (16) on spacer (15).
e. Install assembled spacer (15) and lock (16) on
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