Thursday, July 02, 2009
The Gear Legs Are On!
The Landing Gear Legs are finally Done! This was a huge task that I've been dreading for months. Take your time, be methodical, and it will go together as per the plans. Make sure you have a variety of sockets,extensions, and wrenches handy. Thanks a million Lee B. for all of your hardwork and expertise in this portion of the project. I think we used every socket and wrench known to man.
We had to temporarily remove two screws, from outside the fuselage, that go into the gear boxes.
A small portion of the bottom skin had to be removed in order for the bolt heads to pass and line up.
See the 3 bolt heads? The third one from the left, closest to the outboard, had to be temporarily removed in order to hold the landing gear backet nut inside the box.