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Old 09-27-2007, 06:19 PM
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Default RE: Showtime 50 anyone?

I just got some epoxy all around inside the landing gear box, being careful to keep it out of the blind nut threads. I'm using the stock bolts (with locktite) without any issues on our asphalt runway. The stock gear itself does bend fairly easily. I would hesitate to epoxy the gear on...

RMazuera's idea of replacing the blind nuts to use 1/4-20 bolts is a good one. If I hadn't already epoxied everything, I would have done that and used plastic bolts.

AFA the tank support, I don't think that's critical to the structure of the plane. You can probably open it up a bit. You can always put a doubler on it with some epoxy to get the strength back...