Nosewheel Shimmy: McFarlane, Lord Fixes

Eventually the nose wheel might get a bit squirrelly. There are worthy aftermarket dampening upgrades to smooth the roll.

The typical stock nosewheel shimmy dampener does a decent job of taming minor oscillations, but the nosewheel on older airplanes (and Cessna singles in particular) eventually needs some care. When all other components are healthy, that often means replacing the shimmy damper (this is occasionally called a dampener), and two popular aftermarket upgrades come from […]
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