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Q-talk 125 - Tri-Q Maintenance

I am in the process of taking the bolts out of the landing gear hoop to replace them & check the fittings etc. One of the bolts seemed easy to undo & was in fact half sheared through. It sheared off as I was working it out of the fitting. Looking at the break, its obvious that it has been cracked for some time, and the bolt is bent indicating wear. The other bolt is corroded solid into the tube. Please check these bolts at your annual and replace them if they are old and use anti seize as the new ones go back. I nearly left them as they were, and I'm glad now that I didn't.

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