Yak 50 Main Gear Trunnion Axle - Replacement
Have you been hearing heavy clunking sounds from the upper ends of your Yak 50 gear lately, during ground handling?
This repair axle may be a solution if excessive wear is present. Bronze bushings are also available - see the drop down below.
The dimensions of this repair axle and bushings set are over-sized so that material from any interfacing surface can be judiciously removed. This is challenging work and best undertaken by those with prior experience. In the case of the Yak 50 trunnion, (being quite rare these days), ‘needing to ‘put metal back’ if too much was removed during the repair, becomes very undesirable. Do a skills self-assessment before attempting this, and ask for help if you know you’ll need it.
The only good clunks are airborne clunks, and only when commanded by the gear lever.