Sunday, August 4, 2013

Replaced My Wheel Axles

Just posting so you know I've been working on my project.  I replaced my wheel axles yesterday, as the originals had been recalled. Pretty straight forward installation. Most of my effort was concerning the cotter pin hole you have to drill in the threaded part of the axles to retain the castle nut. Not really a big deal, just time consuming as you have to jack the airplane up to remove the wheels and brakes. Then replace the axle and reinstall the wheel to locate the cotter pin hole. Then you have to remove everything and take the axle to the drill press to drill the hole. Then everything has to be reassembled. Then, repeat the process for the other side.

I'm now reviewing the plans to begin work on the horizontal stabilizer and elevator.  Hope to get something done on this next weekend.

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