Landing gear mounts

Hours Worked = 4.25

I spent a few minutes finishing the little seat brackets that mount to the top of the landing gear mounts, then the rest of the day was spent doing some final fitment of the landing gear mounts. The last time they were in the picture, they were bolted to the bare spar to get match drilled. Well, this time, there is a whole lot more plane surrounding them, so it’s a bit tight.

The whole purpose of this is to match drill the pad of the mount’s forward arm thru the floor pan to one of the floor stiffeners, and also match drill the fuse side plate to the gear mounts. Sounds simple, but it ended up taking almost 4 hours to drill those twelve holes (6 on each mount).

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One other thing that slowed me up was the front floor pans. When I had fit them previously, nothing had been riveted together. This time, it was extremely tight to slide the front of the floor pans between the top of the floor stiffeners and the bottom of the lower firewall brace. So much so, that I had to get our a crescent wrench and twist the firewall brace up a tiny bit… to take some of the pressure off. It did the trick, and while still quite tight, I was able to slide the floor pans in place.

This also finishes up section 28 of the plans!

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