Corrosion Repair - Nose Wheel Steering Actuator Barrel
- The nose wheel steering actuator is exposed to harsh environments such as dirt, moisture and water. When the landing gear is engaged, these elements work themselves into the joints, causing the gear to corrode.
- Moog removed existing corrosion by pre-machining the barrel. The barrel was then restored using cold sprayed nickel metallic powder and final machined to original part specifications.
- Repairing parts with nickel provided even greater corrosion protection, making the repaired part more dependable than the original. Maintenance costs can be reduced by eliminating the need to purchase an expensive replacement part.