Brief Description: Added main gear attachments and upright
In case there is any lingering doubt, I am not a fan of Tom Henderson's business conduct or even some of his parts. Most are perfectly fine, but then I run across problems like the gear channel. Bear in mind that the gear channel is what joins the front and rear fuselage halves. Every measurement I have made while leveling my fuselage is built around the intersection created by Tom's gear channel. Only this afternoon as I was ready to slide in the main gear attachments did I realize that something was wrong. The horizontal flange on the back of the attachment is supposed to slide right into the channel, but my channel was too narrow by about 7mm. Instead of being 200mm wide (as specified), mine was 193mm. At this point I had no choice but to grind off some of the back tab so it would fit. This shouldn't be a problem as I'm using the much narrower Grove gear. I don't even want to think about the problems I'd be facing if I was using standard gear. Forgive the rant, but I can't believe the grief that came from the decision to have someone other than me or the factory fabricate my parts. Debo, you made the right decision. The rest of the evening was spent installing the slightly modified gear attachments and starting with the gear upright installation. Man does this step really start to stiffen up the overall structure.
Main gear attachments installed with aft gear upright in place