Tie Down Retract Spring replacement on an early 182.


Anyone here done this, or seen how the spring is replaced?
Thanks in advance.

Steve

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  • Scott ShererScott Sherer COO Forum Moderator

    Hi Steve,
    Good pic. I'm hoping someone sees this and answers.

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

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  • Found out what it takes to replace that spring. It's not easy.
    The Strut must be exposed/removed to work on it.

    That screw/nut has to be removed for the Tie-Down Ring's pivot pin to pull out for the Ring's removal. From 1957 to today is a long time, but the screw drilled out fairly easy.
    Pretty rough shape here, but we now know how it works.

    Steve

  • Scott ShererScott Sherer COO Forum Moderator

    Good work, Steve. Thanks for the post and pics!

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

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