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Old 09-05-2013, 01:10 AM
Berchmans Berchmans is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 467
Default Gear Alignment

I took the parallel line approach. I dry fit both legs on the fuselage and through the axle mounting holes I bolted two aluminum angles, about 6 feet long to the gear legs, 3 feet fore and aft. I then lined them up so the end distance was the same at each end of the angles. I then cut a piece of ply wood exactly that width and dropped it between the angles. They weren't going to move after that. With the plywood in place I proceeded to drill the mounting holes. When the axles were installed they were in perfect alignment. I now have 15 hours on the plane and 30 landings. It runs straight and true down the runway...
Burke Wick
Flying RV 8
Anchorage, Alaska
VAF Dues Paid for 2022
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