Re: [CriCri] Re: useful information on bearings
- Hi Bertrand,I too had difficulty finding ADR Bearings. Companies were happy to produce them for me, but with a minimum order of 200, this was impractical. I wrote to Michel Colomban and he wrote back saying I could use any quality German or Swiss bearings. I choose SKF as I have seen them used in many aviation applications.A bientôtTerry Akerman----- Original Message -----From: BertrandSent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 6:52 AMSubject: [CriCri] Re: useful information on bearingsSome Cri-Cri user in France used SKF bearings.
Some had get an important loossness on the horizontal stab and
changed the bearing after only a few hours of flight.
No problems are archeved with SARMA - ADR bearings.
SARMA are priced at $25 when SKF at $8
For the history :
SKF produce general use bearings.
They had a special company in the group for aeronautics application :
ADR (and SARMA).
ADR was the producer of plain bearing. They become independant and
plain bearing for aeronautics are now produced and supplied by SARMA.
They have a web portal and you may find the metal to metal plain
bearing catalog on it.
GLD VS GL : it's a question of cleearance.
Horizontal stab should be thight.
GL VS GE the inner and outer are not fit on same way.
you will find the diff on the catalog
if you ask Colomban SKF or ADR... no difference.
( NB : He put ADR on MC100 plans )
If you ask ADR, SARMA, aero companies : absolutly not the same
product. SKF are not aeronautics, the production are not the same
(quality, ...). Of course no Conformity Certificate for aeronautics
on SKF bearings.
Some put SKF on Cri-Cri, I will put ADR and SARMA on my MC100 (I care
about aero certified products).
Decision is yours for your plane...
--- In CriCri@yahoogroups.com, "Stephan" <sboutenko@u...> wrote:
> Just thought I'd share this information with all who are struggling
> to find the right bearings for the CriCri. The plans call for
> GLD5, GL6 and GLD6 bearings. While I could not tell immediately
> difference between GL6 and GLD6, I did notice a big difference in
> GLD4 type vs. GLD5. So, here's how it works (all measurements in
> D=outer diameter
> B=bore diameter
> Wb=ball width
> Wr=race width
> GLD4 - now listed as GE4E. It is important however to get the right
> one, as many companies list them with different thickness.
> The right one is D=12, B=4, Wb=3, Wr=3.
> GLD5 - now listed as GE5E. The right dimensions are (pay attention,
> this one is different!): D=14, B=5, Wb=6, Wr=4.
> GL6 & GLD6 - listed as GE6E. D=14, B=6, Wb=6, Wr=4.
> Turns out that the are several companies, both here in the US and
> Europe that sell them. They are www.nationalprecision.com and
> www.skf.com. Both of these companies list their bearings as
> aerospace category and provide tensile strength information as
> I am hoping that 3.7KN of dynamic strength resistance is enough for
> this application. I know Michel listed 260,000 resistance in his
> plans, but I don't know what units he was talking about. 3.7KN is
> lot of force that I don't think will ever be exerted on to the
> or the tail sections.
> Any comments, please feel free!
> P.S. - Terry, thanks very much for the information you gave me
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