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Old 04-16-2021, 07:13 PM
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Go back to post 5, the wire hook goes into the axle hole.
OK....got it. I think.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:37 PM
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I got a piece of metal wire and bent it like a horseshoe so that I wouldn’t have to remove the wheel. Mine goes over the fork and not through the hole.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:45 PM
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Go back to post 5, the wire hook goes into the axle hole.
And then order yourself a complete set of plans (only $10 for a digital copy on USB) so that you have all of the tech info for repairing and maintaining your airplane.
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:26 PM
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And then order yourself a complete set of plans (only $10 for a digital copy on USB) so that you have all of the tech info for repairing and maintaining your airplane.
Thanks Scott. I appreciate the help.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:21 PM
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Have to admit, I've never worked on any RV nosegears, but did a lot of work on single engine Grummans with a similar nosegear. Along with breakout force on the steering bearing (very important) and wheel bearing preload, (almost as important) I used to check wheel and tire balance just by raising the nosewheel off the ground and loosening the wheel bearings until they spun as freely as possible. Then spin the wheel and watch where it stops. (you can add a chalk mark to help orientation) Repeat a few times. If it rocks back and forth and then stops, the balance is 'way off. I add stick-on weights from the auto parts store to at least get it closer. I was happy when the wheel stopped at random clock angles. Kind of rough, but it seemed to help. Then reset the bearing preload and fly. Actually, I do this on the main wheels of our RV-6, too. Seems like all the wheels on our RVs are at the end of long springs. Hope this helps!
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