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NEWS | Feb. 24, 2023

Lakota: Use Correct Hardware to Install Cowling Gas Springs

BLUF:  Inspect Lakota cowling gas springs for incorrect hardware and replace them with correct hardware.

A U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter
Photo by Mark Olsen
Mechanics, inspect your Lakota cowling gas springs to see if they’re installed correctly. If there’s excessive play, it’s likely that shipping hardware was used to install the part, which is incorrect. Use the specified hardware in the Lakota commercial aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) to install the cowling gas springs, like it says in the AMM excerpted HERE. 

Excessive play means wrong hardware used
Excessive play means wrong hardware used
As a reminder, make sure you use only authorized ground handling equipment on the Lakota. You can view the related infographic HERE.
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