A NOTE ABOUT
LANDING GEAR REPAIR
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BVM offers complete parts and service for all
of the retracts, struts, wheels and brakes that we manufacture.
Because we fly what we
sell, and continue to learn how to improve the products, these highly stressed
components are updated in design and manufacture when appropriate.
Should your BVM landing
gear system get damaged, we have the parts, trained personnel and equipment to
return them to new condition.
Under a severe landing load, it is usually
more than just one part that gets distorted and, the smooth function of the
adjacent parts is critical to reliable operation.
To check for proper function of our scale
undercarriage systems, each new and repaired unit is mounted into fixtures to
be sure that the retraction angles (up and down) and the wheel/axle tow-in are
perfect. Scale models leave little room for errors here.
When you send your units
to BVM for repair, we will first asses the damage and prepare a written
estimate of the costs of parts and labor and inform you by phone or email. For
the complete process of getting the components returned to you, plan on 2-3
weeks. For the early, all CF plastic units and the F-16 main retracts, allow a
The few weeks before
the major jet events are usually more busy than normal, so try to allow for
this and send them in early.
Of course, we can supply customers with
parts they need for a BVM product. For many repairs however, normal model shop
tools and techniques are insufficient to affect a proper repair.
To get back in the air with properly functioning undercarriage,
most customers have depended on BVM to fix it right the first
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