The WHLAXLE27 axle is a FLANGE style axle made of 6061-T6 AL alloy. This axle has a 0.75 inch diameter bearing surface and is designed for use with the WHLTW40R wheel assembly. This axle assembly is designed to allow rigid column support of a fork type nose landing gear yoke. The locking axle nut allows bearing preload torque to be applied separately so that deflection effects of the nose gear fork to not introduce oscillating bearing preloads. The 1.5 inch diameter flange has a 0.1875 inch tapped hole for restraining rotation of the axle assembly in the landing gear fork. The WHLAXLE27 is designed for use with 2.9 inch wide forks. Wider fork widths possible with use of spacers on each side of the axle. The 0.25 center hole provision also facilitates supporting wheel for tire balancing (see installation instructions below). Balance weight can be purchased as well (MSCLDWT) The installation of this axle is similar to the WHLAXLE24 (for 1.25 inch bearings).