T-45C TS, ADV, & IUT CO-01
Exterior Preflight Checks
may be underinflated and
supported by the other.
Nosewheel tire pressure varies
between 145 psi for field operation
and 325 psi for carrier operation,
so there should be very little, if
any, bulge in the tire profile.
VIDEO NOTE: Check inboard and
outboard sides of the wheels for
loose/missing hardware such as
lug nuts and the main nuts
securing the wheels to the axles.
Nose Gear Oleo
Strut pressure - CHECK FOR
APPROXIMATELY 3.25 INCHES
OF EXPOSED CHROME
VIDEO NOTE: Check that the
exposed chrome is about four
Launch bar - CONDITION
VIDEO NOTE: The launch bar
system consists of the launch bar
and actuator mechanism.
Remember that during launch, the
launch bar transfers the pressure
(torque) generated by the entire
mass of the aircraft multiplied by
the force of the accelerating
catapult to the frame of the
aircraft, making the launch bar a
critical inspection item.
Launch Bar Mechanism
VIDEO NOTE: Inspect the launch
bar and pivot mechanism for
Launch Bar "T"
cracks, distortion, or other
damage. Check the "T" for cracks