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Bill & Brendas RV-8 QB
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Date:  10-21-2013
Number of Hours:  6.00
Manual Reference:  pg 8-44 dwg 75
Brief Description:  Torque the right landing gear harsdware

This was a hard and very time sucking task!
First I put the remaining harware that I bought special and got the nuts on finger tight. That was in itself difficult.
To make it somewhat easier, I removed the front and rear control sticks.
I then tried just getting a socket to fit on the inbd NAS nuts. Id remove a interfearing screw and try and then another and another. All toll, I removed 5 other screws and nuts and one I ground down with a dremmel so I could get the socket on and begin the torque process.
This torq process would be easier if the panel was not in but then again trying to torque theese things aftyer the 1st 10 hours of flight will be required too and the panel would be in then anyway. Getting the nuts torqued required many many climbs in and out( too many times to coun)t trying to get the right extension or swivel adapter to work. I had brenda helping on the underside as well.
The plans say to torqe the two bolts in the twoer weldment to 240 inch pounds and to do so in 5 lb increments going from one to the other. I just snugged them first and then went back and forth in about 24inch lb increments instead.This is tedious as it is a ordeal just to get the socket firmly on the nut ach time.
once I got to the 240 in/lb mark I checked the gap between the wear plate and the bracket for the required min gap of .030". I have .065 gap which is above the min and was darm happy I didnt need to remove to grind anything down to get the required gap.
We then torqued the remaining AN hardware to specified torques called for according to bolt size and this was not much of an issue
Right side torqued, Whew!!
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Note the two interfearing screws I removed before I could torque the NAS bolts on obd mount bracket

Note the two interfearing screws I removed before I could torque the NAS bolts on obd mount bracket

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.030 gap min is required. I have .065.

.030 gap min is required. I have .065.

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One NAS bolt and 12 poi8nt nut torqued shoing plenty of threads

One NAS bolt and 12 poi8nt nut torqued shoing plenty of threads

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