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Date: 1/17/2001

Landing Gear

Began finish sanding the landing gear legs.  This is in preparation for installing them, hopefully, for the last time. (those famous last words, again...this is the first set I installed)

Task Hours: 1

Date: 11/30/2001

Mounted gear to fuselage

Mounted gear to fuselage.  Yes, that is a shower curtain rod used as the temporary compression strut.

Task Hours: 1

Date: 12/1/2001

Rechecked alignment after gear installed.

Rechecked alignment after gear installed. (little did I know that, near the end of this project, I could be considered a professional at this task)

Task Hours: 1

Date: 12/2/2001

Installed axles, wheels and tires.

Installed axles, wheels and tires.

Task Hours: 1

Date: 12/6/2001

More Tail Wheel Work

Welded tail wheel lock release pin.  Measured, marked and cut tail wheel fairing to begin installation.  Remounted main gear and drilled new "second" hole in upper fuselage sidewall.  Fabricated U-washer for forward tail wheel mounting hole.

Task Hours: 2

Date: 12/8/2001

Laminated Halves of Tailwheel Fairing

Sanded, aligned, taped and applied a two layer laminate to the forward portion of the two tail wheel fairing halves.

Task Hours: 1

Date: 12/9/2001

Final Main Gear Work

Laminated two-layer laminate to inside of upper main gear attach points to cover old holes.  Fabricated spacer for left upper main gear mount to properly position in relation to right main gear.  Measured and ordered all new bolts and nuts for main gear mounts due to difference in thickness of Grove gear.  

Task Hours: 2

Date: 12/20/2001

Bonded Tailwheel Strut

Laminated two-layer laminate to inside of upper main gear attach points to cover old holes.  Fabricated spacer for left upper main gear mount to properly position in relation to right main gear.  Measured and ordered all new bolts and nuts for main gear mounts due to difference in thickness of Grove gear.  (this is the second set of three that I had the pleasure to install :-)

Task Hours: 2

Date: 12/22/2001

Tailwheel Fairing

Trimmed, aligned, trimmed, aligned.... tail wheel fairing.  Drilled holes and installed nut plates for upper 1/2 of tail wheel fairing.

Task Hours: 3

Date: 12/23/2001

Tailwheel Fairing

Finished fitting upper portion of tailwheel fairing with trimming for rudder clearance.  Jigged and drilled lower fairing.  Drilled for all nutplates and countersunk nut plate rivet holes. removed all landing gear hardware for powder coating.

Task Hours: 4

Date: 12/24/2001

Tailwheel Fairing

Laminated front and rear of lower tailwheel fairing.  Taped upper fairing for preparation of two layer flange laminate.

Task Hours: 1

Date: 12/29/2001

Tail Wheel Fairing Reinforcement

Laminated 2-layer reinforcements at each bolt location on both tail wheel fairings.

Task Hours: 1

Date: 2/10/2002

Installed Main Gear

Installed main gear and compression strut.

Task Hours: 4

Date: 2/11/2002

Installed Tailwheel

Installed tail wheel parts.

Task Hours: 1.5

Date: 2/17/2002

Wrapped Landing Gear

Applied foam wrap to landing gear.

Task Hours: 0.5


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