jackscrew


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jack·screw

 (jăk′skro͞o′)
n.
A jack operated by a screw. Also called screw jack.

jackscrew

(ˈdʒækˌskruː)
n
(Tools) another name for screw jack
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Noun1.jackscrew - screw-operated jackjackscrew - screw-operated jack      
jack - tool for exerting pressure or lifting
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DAY 11: The National Transportation Safety Board reports that Flight 261's stabilizer jackscrew, recovered from the ocean floor, shows signs of damage.
They just refused to allow the jackscrew heads to be easily turned.
The Seattle Times reported that the jackscrew assembly suspected of causing January's crash of an MD-83 airliner was discovered to be worn during a 1997 inspection.
The jackscrew raises and lowers the stabiliser, moving the plane's nose up or down.
The Dearman Light series consists of three single jackscrew and two double jackscrew chain clamp models.
Conversion from the older jackscrew designs is done by adding a simple "latching adapter.
The T handle design incorporated through the top of the jackscrew makes using it a cinch, plus, for even more leverage if needed, a 5/8-inch Hex Head on top of the Jackscrew has been included to make the job even easier.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) last year blamed shoddy maintenance for the failure of the aircraft's jackscrew.
Federal investigators determined that a lack of grease on the jet's jackscrew - a tail component that helps move the plane's stabilizer and sets the angle of flight - likely caused the crash.
Crash investigators later concluded that the plane's jackscrew, part of the tail that helps move the plane's horizontal stabilizer and sets the angle of flight, had jammed soon after takeoff.
The crash is believed to have been caused by a faulty jackscrew that controlled the plane's horizontal stabilizer tail wings.
Conversion from the older jackscrew designs are done by adding a simple "latching adapter" to existing Micro-D connectors.