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Old 02-28-2010, 06:29 AM
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Default Gear Tower F802c to F887 fit

Gear towers going in and last check finds that the F802c (The top-plate on the gear tower assembly) and it's overlap of the F887 [top] longeron doesn't "look like the picture" so to speak, in my plans.

With a little pressure I can pull it over maybe an 1/8".

These are all pre-punched -1 parts, so I didn't mis-drill anything.

Anyone else had this happen? Any ideas? Suggestions?

Here is photo of the left side to give you an idea.

Thanks....

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Old 02-28-2010, 07:03 AM
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Sandy,
If I remember, in the directions it tells you to put a strap around the fuselage and cinch together.
This pulls the longerons in to meet the gear boxes.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:10 AM
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Default Fuse

I just finished this step 2 weeks ago. A ratchet strap is tightened then you
drill the longeron. Are you going to remove the tab?
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:00 AM
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Wink When all else fails, read the directions...

Dang, you're right. I do remember that instruction. Yep. OK.

Truth is, looking at it and realizing there was no way this could be off (due to the pre-punched parts) I thought to myself, "You could just use a strap and pull this together."

Thanks guys.

PS The tab was left on inadvertently. I was getting to that next.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:21 PM
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Default Gear Tower to Longeron Drilling

Sandy,

Just finished this yesterday. I used two 1" Cargo Ratchet straps, one at each end of the tower flange to 887 wrapped around the fuselage. Pulled it pretty tight, still a little ways to go and coaxed to where I was happy with some rubber mallet tapping, drilled the center three holes, clecoed, then removed one strap at a time to drill the final two holes. Looks pretty good
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:16 PM
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Default Final solution...

Thanks to all who helped me decide the best way to go.

Here is link to my build page on this with final picture (at bottom..scroll down)

Here is just the photo:

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