Accession Number : ADD005261

Title :   Oil Level Indicator for Use with Damping Fluid Metering Pins.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Labrecque,Jean P

Report Date : 06 Jun 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An oleo strut oil level indicator is provided which includes a rod slidably extending through a landing gear or other metering pin contacting the strut floating piston at one end and terminating at a frangible disc at the opposite end. Excessive oil loss in the strut produces a commensurate displacement of the floating piston toward the frangible disc, causing the opposite rod end to rupture the disc at a selected piston position and exposing a colored low oil level indicator to view thereby visually indicating a condition of potential danger. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Landing gear, *Struts, *Indicators, *Lubricating oils, Level(Quantity), Rods, Sliding, Pins, Measuring instruments, Pistons, Disks

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE