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(@lajab)
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I was lifting my wing tip to change a tire and noticed I had some play in the strut where it attaches to the wing. I confirmed the movement by touching it while a friend moved the wing up and down. I installed tight tolerance shear bolts 20 hours ago. The aluminum bushing appears to have loosened. I left the bolt and nut super loose, the washers can move freely, so I know I didn't damage it by overtightening 

 

Do I just pull the strut off, and re-flox the bush, or does the attach need filled and re drilled? Manual doesn't appear to have any instructions. Only instructions I can find is for the root attachments. 

 

 

 

 


   
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(@jabiru-support)
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Hello 

The process is the same as the wing root lugs, except the tap needed is 7/8UNC.  See section 5.23.1.6 in the Aircraft Tech manual JTM001.  https://jabiru.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/JTM001-10.pdf  

Be sure to check if it is the strut or the bush in the wing that is worn, when you take the strut off.


   
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