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Old 05-30-2021, 01:17 PM
JimMac JimMac is offline
 
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Question Nose gear replacement question

Iím about to start the nose gear replacement on a flying RV12 and I have a question:
Is it difficult to keep the drill guide bushing held tight in the hole with one hand while you drill with the other hand? If it is, could I put a couple of dots of red RTV adhesive on the guide bushing to hold it in place while I drill?
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Old 05-30-2021, 02:00 PM
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Probably. But a lot of us inserted them into a piece of rigid plastic tubing that was shorter than the drill but and used it to hold the bushings in place. You can find the thread on this subject where it was described by several builders.
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Old 05-30-2021, 02:08 PM
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Guess it depends on your dexterity, arm length, etc. I managed to do it without any extra pvc guides or rtv. But have longer arms and still somewhat flexible. I will say the toughest hole is the first one. After that goes through, the updrilling was pretty simple and quick.
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:48 PM
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I taped the guide to the drill bit with blue painters tape. Leave 1/16 of the bit out of the guide to start. The guide will work its way up the drill bit as the hole gets deeper. I have done 3 nose gears with this method, no issues.

FYI, this only requires one hand to drill the hole. If the tape is wrapped around the large diameter of the guide and the drill bit it will stay put without anything additional.
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:56 PM
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Take a section of hinge wire, welding rod, coat hanger, etc. and use a mini hose clamp to attach the wire to the drill guide. You can lean in, hold the guide with one hand and run the drill with the other. Very easy and quick.
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:04 PM
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Take a section of hinge wire, welding rod, coat hanger, etc. and use a mini hose clamp to attach the wire to the drill guide. You can lean in, hold the guide with one hand and run the drill with the other. Very easy and quick.
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