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04/27/2014
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 5

This weekend, I bought some hardened steel bolts and finished putting the landing gear back together. Sunday, I decided to put the landing gear back on the fuselage. However, it wasn't as easy as the directions made it out to be. I removed the pins from the hinge on the landing gear per the instructions thinking that all I would have to do is put the opins back in when I was done painting them. No so. One pin only went in about 2 inches and the other would only go in about an eighth on an inch and then bent the hinge. I had to remove the lower part of the hinge form the landing hear before I could tap the pin back into the hinge. After four hours, finally got the gear back on. Rearranged the garage to fit it all in and now the bikes are right up against the car. Karin is ok with this even though I have to back the car out before anybody else can get it.

Landing gear on the fuselage painted

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11/15/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 2

Cut out the disk brake adapters for both wheels. Decided to wait and finish the after I can save up to buy the disks and calipers.

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11/14/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 4

Took a file to the axle and some WD-40 to smooth it off. Hit the wheel retainers with the grinding wheel to make them look better. Went to Ace and found the two nuts I forgot to order. Working on an adapter for the disk brakes.


landing gear assembled

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11/13/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 4

Put the hinges and axle supports back on the legs. Took it over to the airport and had the mechanic look at it. Said it looked professional. Put the gear together. The wheel retainers are so tight the it took a pipe wrench to take them off. Now,they look like crap! Grrr.

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11/12/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 0

The bolts came tonight. I can finish the landing gear now.
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11/11/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 0.5

Happy Veterans Day. Found a few imperfections on the legs and applied another coat to clean it off. Noticed the the wood under the axle is not smooth and applied another coat there too. Still waiting for the bolts.
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11/10/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 0.5

Touched up a few spots on the legs this morning
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11/09/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 2

Applied the third coat of varnish on the legs this morning. See a few places where a fourth coat may be needed. Bolts have been shipped and should be here soon.
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11/08/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 2

Applied the second coat of varnish to the legs.


varnished landing gear

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11/07/2010
Landing Gear

Build Hours: 2

Cut the 1 1/8" holes for the axle. Mounted the legs on the workbench and fit the axle in. Discovered the one axle is off by about a 1/16" and had to file it into position. After I got all the hardware to fit, took it all off and started to varnish the legs. Need to order the remaining hardware from Spruce to finish.
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