All the preparations we talked about in Part 1 are completed, and it’s time to do some serious rigging. Our knowledge of these airframes and motors is unmatched. Its ab… The “Final Landing Gear Systems Check” is the same for the N and the R, and you won’t like it. There are many nuances in the gear system rigging that can’t easily be conveyed in writing, but this attempt should give everyone a head start. Originally, this mod seemed a good solution to the issue and loosely mimicked the 1979 and newer Cessna version of the system. The first step is to cycle the gear through twenty­five complete cycles (yes, I said twenty-­five) using the emergency hand pump. Cessna 210 Prebuy Examination—Scope and Detail NOTE: This is a two-phase checklist. and dropping one 210, takes the profit out of a lot of hours. Note, the measurement isn’t just of the moving part of the plunger.”. Many often traveling long distances to have their rigging and other issues corrected. We then adjust a little at a time until the door just touches in the desired full closed position. The inflight test procedure is unchanged. The hydraulic pump on the earliest models was engine-driven. Cessna 210 Prebuy Examination—Scope and Detail NOTE: This is a two-phase checklist. All rights reserved. It just isn’t realistic to expect them to be an expert on it. The following is the sequence of actions that occur when the landing gear handle of a 1968 Cessna 210 is moved to the up position: (1) Following the movement of the gear handle to up, fluid flows through a check valve then through the solenoid-operated door-control valve to the gear … People fly to his shop in Fort Worth, TX from within & outside the United States. No doubt, the engineers employed by the Wichita manufacturer would be amazed to learn that their handiwork is prized as the model enters its fifth decade. However, I’ve found the most common denominator in the gear troubles is the lack of training and understanding on the part of the maintenance providers. It was my first airplane, and I must admit I didn’t know a lot about 310’s when I bought it. In 1961 the fuselage and wing were completely redesigned—the fuselage was made wider and deeper, and a third side window was added. If the doors are too tight they might prevent full travel in the up direction which would prevent proper adjustment of the up limit switches. Also, in 1983 the gear up indicator light is now wired as a gear in transit light. The gear pump motor control is determined solely by the system pressure switch and the nose gear squat switch. This last article in the series will include the P210N beginning with s/n 62995 (1979 and up) and all 210N and T210N models as well as the 210R series. Cessna Rigging's John Efinger (A&P/IA) is an expert in correcting wayward Cessna's, especially when it comes to flight control rigging problems. The Cardinal had a $10K broken o-ring that took 4 years to finally find. FAA-PMA parts for Cessna, Piper, Grumman, and Beechcraft aircraft. Early 210 models had four seats with a Continental IO-470 engine of 260 hp. Adjustment is a matter of inserting specific washers under the switch spring and retesting. 2.2.14 Check rudder pedals and rudder center when nose gear centers at extension. One man all day, or a couple of people for eight hours. For this simplistic system, the pressure switch would be a good place to start with adjustments, or at least a check. The most common alteration is the addition of washers under the trip bolt spacer on the downlock arm. ... 2.2.13 Check cowl flap operation and rigging. The Cessna 210L has a “steering lag” while taxiing; only steady, smooth pedal inputs will result in a controlled turn. Read more about Cessna 210 - Nose Landing Gear Trunnion; Log in or register to post comments; Elevator Rigging Submitted by superior on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:05 . The 210K model begins with s/n 21059200 and ends at s/n 21059502. Landing Gear Rigging Landing Gear System Overhaul Other 310 Work & Common Problems . There is little or no strain relief where the wires exit the switches. The special gauges are needed for adjustment and the process is the same. Don’t forget to check the rudder rigging too. Copyright © Paul New 2015. The aircraft service manuals do a good job of describing proper nose gear rigging procedures. This is a full rig, by the book, from the landing gear motor to the tires. A couple of notes about changes in system operation might be in order here. If that bumper is worn enough, the leg retracts too far and will damage the switch. The system should properly extend the gear and lock the downlocks. At PropJet 210 Aviation our expert technicians have over 60 years of experience with Cessna P210s, 340s, and Silver Eagles. The 310 was Cessna’s first all-metal, modern twin—replacing the pre-war T-50/AT-17 “Bamboo Bomber”—and was clearly focused on business transportation. I’ve been working on Cessna 310’s since 1996, when I bought a 1955 model. Very field repairable as well. Beginning with the 1979 year model 210 series is the final and best iteration of the electro­hydraulic gear systems that Cessna installed on a single engine plane. The aircraft was a remarkably high-performing load-hauler with its ability to carry serious loads at reasonable speeds and for its ability to fly almost five hours with its 90 gallons of fuel. Testing the full operation and activation point can only be accurately performed in flight, so we want everything else to be operating correctly. Pedal inputs must be applied early and held for a relatively long time to cause a change in direction while rolling on the ground. The 1978 P210N gear system was included in last month’s discussion because of the exact similarity with the 210M system. There’s just no reason to take a chance on someone moving a lever at an inappropriate moment and ruin everyone’s day. Why? The last year it was made. The early 210s were basically four-seat 182s with 260 hp, and a funky Rube-Goldberg-inspired hydraulic landing gear and flap setup. Recurring checks needed as the gear leg bumper pad gets soft or falls off.”, 210 nose gear up switch – “No up lock involved. The Cessna 210 Centurion is a six-seat, high-performance, retractable-gear, single-engine high-wing general aviation aircraft produced from 1957 to 1986. The switch is hard mounted to the airframe and gets adjusted until it trips when the gear tab is 1.05” from the bottom of the switch mount. And that labor adds up. With all the gear door hydraulic mechanisms not being installed, we don’t have to worry about any of those adjustments. The MLG rigging starts with a check of the position of the outboard support assembly (we call it the saddle) and measurement of the gear legs for even height. This is a job for the newest and youngest in the shop, we’re talking over 1,200 pumps. For those reasons, we don’t often get much practice with these versions. Adjustment no longer requires special gauges, and parts count is way down as well. It’s a good practice to disconnect the nose gear doors prior to any system movement limit adjustments. There is a gear leg bumper pad that stops the upward movement of the gear leg. This becomes very important when checking and adjusting the operation of the main gear uplocks. The nose gear does still have doors, but they are all mechanical so adjustment is very straight forward. It is a big job. Products include cables, engine controls, steering rods, seat rails, engine controls, rudder pedals and many more airframe parts. The pressure switch operational check is as simple as installing a pressure gauge to the service port and using the emergency hand pump to generate hydraulic pressure. 210 gear up limit switch – “Very simple design. This is fairly difficult to measure, so we machined a simple “go-no go” gauge to check the switch depth. Zeldman, Mar 14, 2019 #2. Adjustment is straightforward. Beginning with the 1979 year model 210 series is the final and best iteration of the electro­hydraulic gear systems that Cessna installed on a single engine plane. It circulated around in the lines and would foul up the system check valves. Be sure the nose strut maximum extension isn’t exceeded, or tire contact with the forward wheel well will inhibit travel and stress the lower trunnion. Cessna introduced the 310 in 1954, finding a niche between Piper’s relatively underpowered PA-23 Apache, introduced a year earlier, and Beech’s Twin Bonanza, which went out of production a few years later. They all do. The N & R model emergency hand pumps tap off the hydraulic system external to the power pack. Please perform “Phase 1” items first and report results ... 2.1 Landing Gear, Wheels, Brakes 2.1.1 Check tires for condition. This ensures the doors don’t limit proper gear operation. This is a total redesign of the main gear down lock. It foreshadowed the company’s subsequ… By that I mean spacers and washers are often installed where they shouldn’t be in an effort to get the locks to work properly. The turbo and exhaust were expensive on the T 210. A very detailed inspection of these wires for damage, weakness or exposed bare wire is a must. Without question, though, the weak point of a Cessna 210 is the landing gear. If you could give me this information I can then decide which route to go.thanks very much, 2313 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, TN 38301, Additional information on Cessna 210 AD 2020-03-16. Cessna fixed the Cardinal gear in 78. The early Cessna 210 (210 and 210A) had four seats with a Continental IO-470 engine of 260 hp (190 kW). Why? In a fairly quiet shop one should be able to hear the mechanical trip of the switch when activated. Nose gear rigging is important to prevent shimmy. Retractable landing gear, swept tail, and a new wing were added to the 182B Skylane to develop the 210. So much so that pilots with large families and a penchant for speed may want to take this opportunity to face the general direction of Kansas and salute. The Cessna 210L has a “steering lag” while taxiing; only steady, smooth pedal inputs will result in a controlled turn. The landing gear selector lever on all but the earliest 210 models is fully hydraulic. Last in the adjustment process is the throttle switch. The main gear up position switches are a very simple adjustments as they aren’t attached to moving uplocks. The above sequence isn’t necessarily the only method for complete gear rigging, but it is one that works for us. I’ve been working on Cessna 310’s since 1996, when I bought a 1955 model. I spent more for gear work on the Cardinal than the gear work on the 210. Some shops and mechanics tend to want to avoid rigging. Also, the measurement of the main gear leg to the bottom of the wing is a critical step to ensure the gear legs aren’t bent. This allows a slow approach to see at what pressures the switch operates. Early 210s were essentially Cessna 182 frames with a stronger engine and a retractable gear system that was very complicated in its design. And that labor adds up. The service manual drawing serves much better to understand the function of the gauges.”, Just a simple tool fabricated in house for easier checking of the switch installations, “This service manual drawing does the best job of showing exactly what to include in the switch plunger adjustment measurement. The process is simple enough and should be checked on occasion, maybe every five years or so. The following are referenced paragraphs in Section 5 of the 210K Service Manual: “This complicated mechanism is difficult to see in situation. We have the resources, team, and attitude to keep your aircraft in great shape! The aircraft service manuals do a good job of describing proper nose gear rigging procedures. It’s a combination of operational check and air purging. The fuselage and wing were designed in 1961. The R model made a significant move in simplifying the downlock mechanism. Next month we’ll explore the 210L and 210M versions of the undercarriage system that uses an electric motor to power a hydraulic pump instead of the engine driven pump used on the 210K. But it is inexpensive when compared with the consequences of poor landing gear upkeep. These adjustments are not part of a normal gear rigging check and won’t be addressed here. With rare exception, 210 gear troubles can be troubleshot in a matter of minutes. FAA-PMA parts for Cessna, Piper, Grumman, and Beechcraft aircraft. But it is inexpensive when compared with the consequences of poor landing gear upkeep. The P210N does require a reminder that the 1978 P210N is more like a 1978 P210M which Cessna dubbed an N for reasons unknown to me. Landing Gear Rigging $600. Thus, it takes patience and anticipation to taxi a 210 correctly. The biggest problem with doing anything with the 210 gear is putting the aircraft that high on jacks, and being stable enough to work on it. We normally adjust one door at a time and start with it having a closed position that is at least 1⁄4 inch out. Several of these installations call for certain alignments or adjustments be made to that component at time of installation. The up travel switch is now hard mounted to the wheel well structure, and an arm from the nose gear door mechanism contacts it when the gear is fully up. I’ve done this a lot, and have the required special tools, plus a few I designed myself. Hopefully soon someone with more knowledge on Cessna landing gear will see this and give us more information. © Copyright 2020 - Tennessee Aircraft Services, Inc.. Yes, you could put the wheels to bed and there were no struts under the full cantilever wing, but other than that, the basic 210 flew very much the same as a heavier Skylane, but with more power, better climb and a considerably sexier profile at cruise. Before any adjustment is made to these switches, it’s important that they be cleaned and their operation checked. As a Cessna Pilots Association employee, Adam headed up the Single-Engine Flight Control Rigging Program, Landing Gear Service Course, Owner-Assisted Preventative Maintenance Seminars, as well as performing pre-purchase inspections, … Just a switch to let the pilot know the gear is fully retracted.”. Please perform “Phase 1” items first and report results ... 2.1 Landing Gear, Wheels, Brakes 2.1.1 Check tires for condition. As a matter of fact, the pump/motor (a.k.a. That’s another reason to be a CPA member, access to help for you and your mechanic when these rare technical problems pop up. The three days of classes cover the details of every system in the aircraft: flight controls, landing gear, electrical, hydraulic, fuel, pressurization, propeller, power plant and … All rights reserved. It’s a complicated dance to get those wheels folded into the fuselage of a high-wing airplane, and the resulting system demands good maintenance. One of the hardest parts of proper rigging is determining where the nose tire is straight ahead. This means there’s no residual fluid supply held in reserve specifically for use by the hand pump as has been available in some previous systems. Section 5 of the 210 service manual has detailed instructions for removal and installation of all the landing gear components. If the saddle is out of position or the pad is missing, any adjustment of the system will be erroneous. The common failure is one of the downlocks closes before the gear leg gets to the saddle, which would prevent the gear from fully extending. Cessna Rigging's John Efinger (A&P/IA) is an expert in correcting wayward Cessna's, especially when it comes to flight control rigging problems. And welcome to the site.!! Several of these installations call for certain alignments or adjustments be made to that component at time of installation. The main gear downlocks are prone to being modified. People fly to his shop in Fort Worth, TX from within & outside the United States. Nose gear rigging is the same on the N and the R. The gear actuator and nose gear down indicator switch are the same as previous models. During the rigging process there will likely be several items found and adjusted which may affect other operations. Not true. One of the hardest parts of proper rigging is determining where the nose tire is straight ahead. Rigging an elevator in the field without the neutral rigging tool has its probelms. Pedal inputs must be applied early and held for a relatively long time to cause a change in direction while rolling on the ground. Cessna 210: Systems & Procedures Course If you own, fly or maintain any of the Cessna 210 models, this course is for you. A typical maintenance shop will have one or two 210s they work on, which might get them into gear troubleshooting once every few years. Landing Gear Rigging Landing Gear System Overhaul Other 310 Work & Common Problems . Products include cables, engine controls, steering rods, seat rails, engine controls, rudder pedals and many more airframe parts. Wider cabin in 1962; power increased to 285 hp in 1964, turbo (optional) in 1966, strutless wings in 1967. Copyright © Paul New 2015. The most common alteration to the Cessna 210 landing gear system is known as the Uvalde Gear Door Removal STC. As always, safety is a primary concern during maintenance but becomes paramount with the plane sitting on stilts. Last but definitely not least in our series on rigging the Cessna 210 landing system is the 210N and 210R models. Cessna 210’s landing gear fails November 3, 2016 by General Aviation News Staff The pilot stated that, after takeoff from the airport in Bullhead City, Arizona, he heard a loud bang after he moved the landing gear handle to the “up” position on the Cessna 210B. My intent is to put a complete rigging check in a logical sequence and provide some added information that might help one understand the system better and bypass some common pitfalls. Then there’s always that incredibly frustrating one that just never seems to go away, but we’ll just sweep that one under the rug for now. Landing gear extension speed was upped to a whopping 165 knots, and there was an option to up the fuel capacity by an additional 30 gallons to 115 usable. Nose gear rigging is important to prevent shimmy. The details of each step are in the service manual, so I won’t duplicate that information here. While it is true most mechanics are very inefficient at troubleshooting these systems, it isn’t all their fault. Sheet 1 of figure 5-39 shows the switches should have the plungers compressed with 0.18” +- 0.02” when the locks are properly in place. Gone are most of the components that cause so much trouble during rigging of the older models. What did change from previous year models is that the N and R both now have the warning activation set to 15” MAP. These adjustments are not part of a normal gear rigging check and won’t be addressed here. The second rule regarding twin Cessna landing gear is – no heavy braking when turning. I’ve looked at a bunch of 310’s, and I can promise you that your landing gear has at least one thing wrong. It’s a good idea to ensure the gear system at least operates prior to beginning a rigging check. The plunger should move smoothly with even spring pressure. (see picture). © Copyright 2020 - Tennessee Aircraft Services, Inc.. Simple and reliable hydraulic pressure switch. The three days of classes cover the details of every system in the aircraft: flight controls, landing gear, electrical, hydraulic, fuel, pressurization, propeller, power plant and … Cessna 210: Systems & Procedures Course If you own, fly or maintain any of the Cessna 210 models, this course is for you. We rarely hear about pressure switches being out of spec, but that is likely due to the system pressure never being checked. I wouldn't buy a 210 without the landing gear doors, but an occasional door cylinder leak or worn piano hinge don't bother me. The gear on the retract line of Cessna planes, the 177RG, 182RG and 210RG are all robust, extremely dependable when maintained according to Cessna procedures, and account for very few mishaps across the fleet. The statement, “worst landing gear system of any GA plane” is … The springs and steering bungees should center the rudder when the nose gear is off the ground. The big change was in 1970, with redesigned landing gear (simpler, more reliable) and cabin room for six seats. Difficult issues might take an hour or so to isolate. If the hydraulic pressure drops below 1000 p.s.i. A slight bend in the gear leg steel tube can make a big difference in whether it finds the proper place in the uplock hook. ... 2.2.13 Check cowl flap operation and rigging. 210 Landing Gear Rigging (K thru R Models) Part 5 ­ N & R Model Last but definitely not least in our series on rigging the Cessna 210 landing system is the 210N and 210R models. This gave the Cessna 210 a wider and deeper fuselage, and … Some shops and mechanics tend to want to avoid rigging. Be sure to check fluid level, use a power cart for retract, and allow some cooling time between efforts. The first model we’ll tackle is the 210K, which is the first to have tubular main gear legs but still retains the engine driven hydraulic pump of previous models. For this reason, these should be closely checked against the parts catalog before attempting adjustments. It was essentially a Cessna 182B to which was added a retractable landing gear, swept tail, and a new wing. Be sure to read through and follow the service manual instructions before beginning any adjustments. The engineers worked hard and made improvements to the hydraulic system with each new model and within a few years, most of the problems that plagued the early Cessna 210 landing gear systems became non-existent. The limit switches operate solenoids in the hydraulic pack, the sequence is doors open, gear down or up, doors close, selector handle returns to neutral. Tom-D, Mar 3, 2019 It has the lowest parts count, the simplest operation, and the highest reliability. Ride along our trip from Ohio to Florida, cut short by an engine failure. It’s far less annoying this way when flying at night. If all looks good, a little dab of RTV where the wires exit will add significant strength, support, and long term reliability to these expensive switches. bnt83, Mar 22, 2019 Periodic check of the switch operation is needed due to the normal compression wear. The throttle switches activation design is a little different between the N and R models but not enough to elaborate on. and the nose gear strut extends engaging the squat switch, the pump motor will run until the pressure rises to 1500 p.s.i., regardless of the landing gear position. Although it wasnt so in the beginning, the Cessna 210, eventually called Centurion, would become an alluring high-performance load-hauler. I would add to this that the saddle pads absolutely must be in place before going forward. The main landing gear doors had their own actuators in addition to the gear actuators, along with an accumulator for the main gear doors. Troubleshooting the system isn’t difficult in most situations, but only if you know it well. Many Facilities just don't have the equipment to do that. power pack) gets no information about where the gear is. The second rule regarding twin Cessna landing gear is – no heavy braking when turning. The pilot is opening and closing off ports when the lever is moved, allowing fluid to flow in the opposite direction. If you could give me this information I can then decide which route to go.thanks very much, 2313 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, TN 38301, Additional information on Cessna 210 AD 2020-03-16. Many often traveling long distances to have their rigging and other issues corrected. One man all day, or a couple of people for eight hours. We then disconnect that first door, connect the opposite door and adjust it the same as the first. Gear up is indicated by no lights on at all. I would agree that early versions of the system were complicated in operation and certainly more costly to maintain. It was my first airplane, and I must admit I didn’t know a lot about 310’s when I bought it. It competed most directly against the Aero Commander 520, but that model was discontinued the same year. If the steering rods or bungees are biased, damaged, or holding improper tension, shimmy can be started. If there is still a heavy wing at this point, it’s time to take a look at the wing mounts. The pads are thin hard rubber-like piece that are bonded to the saddle in which the round gear legs are cradled when in the down position. Another view of the main gear down lock showing the maximum clearance allowed at the hock connection with the gear leg pin. The service manual drawings give a more clear understanding of relative positions of the various parts.”, “Using the main gear rigging gauges is difficult enough, but taking a usable picture of these in place is pointless. Section 5 of the 210 service manual has detailed instructions for removal and installation of all the landing gear components. piston–powered aircraft. In 2000, Cessnas first retractable single turned 40. The MTOW for the normally aspirated 210R was reduced down to 3,850 pounds while the T210R could take off and fly at 4,100 pounds but was restricted to 3,900 pounds for landing. Another part of the Final Landing Gear System Check is to stop the gear up sequence just after the left downlock retracts, and then move the select lever back to the down position. This may seem like an odd test, but it’s very telling to the proper adjustment and operation of the downlocks. This airplane still has operating main landing gear doors. It is a big job. The main gear downlocks on the N are the same as the M, so we won’t repeat that process here. If the steering rods or bungees are biased, damaged, or holding improper tension, shimmy can be started. 2.2.14 Check rudder pedals and rudder center when nose gear centers at extension. The landing gear is an engine driven hydraulic system with a lot of limit switches for sequencing the doors and gear swing. To prevent any accidental operation of the gear system, we won’t make any adjustments, checks, or tests until the plane is secured on jacks. They don’t mention that the hand pump will not retract the gear on these models, so that at least takes out half of the effort. That landing gear sequence. Thus, it takes patience and anticipation to taxi a 210 correctly. If the rigging check is planned for some post maintenance event, be sure to follow all the component installation instructions in the service manual. When talking to mechanics and aircraft owners unfamiliar with the 210, the prevailing comment from them is about the problematic landing gear system. 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