Ground Loop Repair

This pictorial is of a ground looped Cessna 195 fuselage rebuild with less than average damage. This 195 broke it’s gear leg as opposed to many that have the gear box or boxes torn completely out. We have worked on many Cessna 195’s that have been repaired without a jig and found many of them with gear legs substantially out of alignment. This can make it impossible to bring the main wheels into alignment, and can make the aircraft handle poorly. The following pictures are a sequence of disassembly, jigging and reassembly. Notice this aircraft also got both left door posts.