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Date:  7-8-2018
Number of Hours:  6.00
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Brief Description:  Install wheels on landing gear

Getting ready for the engine install ... we need to get the girl on her legs. Jacked up the plane on the hoist and installed the gear legs into the engine mount receivers. The last 1 inch or so was a near press fit ... gentle baning in the bottom of the leg and some twisting over ~5 mins was required to get the legs lined up with the bolt holes. There will be no play in this mount!

Installed the brake mounts and carefully honed the axels with emery cloth to enable the bearings to fit. Another 10 mins of rubbing a side it what it took to permit the bearings to mount. This hardened steel is tough.

Installed the break mounts and wheel pants brackets, and then slid the wheels on. Bearing have aready been greased up with Aeroshell 5, so it was slide the wheel on and spin the nut.
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Wheelpants bracket and brake mount

Wheelpants bracket and brake mount

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Bearings slide on after significant elbow grease

Bearings slide on after significant elbow grease

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First rollout!

First rollout!

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