Ercoupe Main Landing Gear Oleo Restoration Kit
FAA STC SA01247CH - FAA STC/PMA Approved Installation
Approved for Ercoupe models: 415-C, CD, D, E, G, F-1, F-1A, A-2, A2-A, M10 aircraft SN 813 and above
This STC is intended to correct chronically leaking MLG oleo struts, caused by an inadequate “O” ring seal.
The kit includes the necessary modification parts and instructions to modify both Main Landing Gear (MLG) oleo strut assemblies.
The MLG piston “O” ring seal is removed and the piston is reworked by enlarging the orifice hole and cutting threads to accommodate the installation of an AN4-5A bolt, which is modified to provide the orifice function. The final assembly includes mounting an automotive style cup seal; similar to the arrangement found on early Model 415-C aircraft, serial numbers 112 thru 812.
The finished assembly is replenished with DOT 3 automotive brake fluid as shown in the Ercoupe Service Manual for Model 415-C aircraft, serial numbers 112 thru 812.
The use of MIL 5606 (Red) hydraulic fluid in the MLG oleos is discontinued.
When accomplished in conjunction with an Annual/ 100 Hour Inspection, the additional labor requirement is approximately 1 hour.