NOSE LANDING GEAR DROP TEST REPORT
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OH ADVANCED ENGINE AND TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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The results of the tests demonstrate satisfactory energy absorbtion characteristics of the shock absorber. The first test condition results meets the requirements of the deviation allowance. The vertical reaction exceeds the original requirements for approximately .05 seconds at a strut stroke of 4.15 inches with a maximum of 6600 pounds. The second condition results meets the test requirements. The official test for condition three was run with an additional 200 pounds on the jig that was anticipated to correct for friction in the drop tower. The results indicate, however, excessive energy input. A prior run is also included with the correct jig weight and with insufficient energy input to show the effect of the weight change. Both runs are well within the maximum allowable vertical reaction.
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