Airforms designed this STC to help operators keep the nose gear linkage tight and shimmy-free. As the torque link joints loosen over time the nose gear is prone to shimmy, especially when operating the larger diameter nose wheel. This STC acknowledges the fact that wear is going to happen over the life of the gear, but by providing oversized pins and a carefully designed set of tools, wear can be removed incrementally to keep the nose gear operating like new. Other options for nose gear maintenance require that the entire nose gear be removed and sent off to be repaired by a repair station. This STC allows the gear to remain on the aircraft and the specialized tool kit allows the wear points to be reamed to exact sizes, even in the field. We've put a lot of thought into this and we truly hope that this STC will dramatically reduce the number of nose gear swaps you must accomplish to keep your Caravan operating. This STC will result in significant reduction in maintenance cost over the life of the aircraft.
What does the Airforms Torque Link Pin STC do for my 208/208B?
What about the parts?
What else do I need to install?