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Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 1993-10-18
Personnel: B.L., S.C. & J.P.
Temperature: 50

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All torques verified.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: No deformation or damage observed.
Inspect left front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
Inspect right rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All torques verified.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: 20 degree left pull; Tow eye bent to the left and seperated from the body appr. 0.125".
Inspect left rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
General comments of any other structure deformation or failure:
The 20 degree down pulls were successfully completed to the maximum test load of 50700 lb.. During the 20 degree left pull, deformation of the right tow eye was observed terminating further testing. After inspection of both tow eyes no damage or deformation of the left tow eye was found and the right tow eye was bent to the left with a seperation from the body af approx. 0.125".