Messier Shock Absorber undercarriage

Most Vagabonds have the same crude bungee elastic undercarriage as the Piper Cub. This causes you to bounce down the runway, shaking loose the fillings in your teeth.

G-AWOF is one of the few to have a more modern undercarriage with Messier gas/oil shock absorbers. These actually absorb the bumps and dramatically smooth out the ride over rough ground (eg. The runways at Barton). Photos show the Messiers during a recent overhaul, where new seals were fitted. We have the Messier drawings and overhaul instructions. Example diagram.

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