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Old 02-08-2021, 06:20 AM
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Default Rv8 Landing gear bolts

Hey all, I am working on tightening the always popular landing gear bolts on my -8. I did not build the plane so I do not have plans and would like to see a visualization of what is in the gear box so I can have an idea of the best way to get at the heads of the bolts. Anyone have a photo of that page in the plans or a link to where its available?

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Old 02-08-2021, 07:01 AM
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That will depend on how many fuel, brake, wires, cables and etc the builder ran through the gear towers. Best way would be look with a mirror in your plane. Those bolts can be reversed with the heads up and locked. Then it is a simple one man job to torque them from below. You may also want to do a search for the high strength nuts to replace Vans supplied ones.
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Old 02-08-2021, 08:02 AM
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Maybe this is what your looking for my friend.. https://www.rv8-hangar.com/gear-bolt-mod/
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Old 02-08-2021, 08:41 AM
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Also, get the RV-8 plans thumb drive from Vans. I think it's still just $10.

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Anybody know where to get the metal bolt clips for the gear bolt mod?
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Old 02-08-2021, 10:34 AM
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Maybe this is what your looking for my friend.. https://www.rv8-hangar.com/gear-bolt-mod/
Thank you sir!
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Old 02-08-2021, 09:37 PM
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Anybody know where to get the metal bolt clips for the gear bolt mod?
+1 on this. I'm extremely interested in buying or fabricating clips like that when the time comes to final-install my gear legs.
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Anybody know where to get the metal bolt clips for the gear bolt mod?
I have two sets I purchased that I wont be using. I have the grove gear, and the don't work as well with the Grove gear since the bolts need to come down from the top. I paid $40 per set (4 total) and if you are interested in a set, I'll ship you a set for that. Send me an email (preferred) or PM by clicking on my username.

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Old 02-09-2021, 05:36 AM
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Anybody know where to get the metal bolt clips for the gear bolt mod?
Contact Bruce Brielmaier - diamondwave@zoomtown.com
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I have two sets I purchased that I wont be using. I have the grove gear, and the don't work as well with the Grove gear since the bolts need to come down from the top. I paid $40 per set (4 total) and if you are interested in a set, I'll ship you a set for that. Send me an email (preferred) or PM by clicking on my username.

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I have Grove gear also and the clips worked just fine.
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