Sunday, January 19, 2014

I just have to VENT

Yep, today was vent running day.  Actually I started out by installing the left side gear weldment (mount).  This took a little time but it is not in and hopefully never coming out again.  After that I started on the vent lines.  These require some odd bending of the quarter inch tubing but I got both sides run.  Now I have to modify the fitting that exits the forward part of the fuselage before I can call this complete.  Now I am sitting here watching the Seahawks play the 49ers.  Seahawks are losing right now but I am hopeful they will pull it off.  HOLD THE PHONE!  The Seahawks just scored and the score is tied.

On a slightly less happy note I was not able to get the right side gear leg out of the weldment.  Not sure what I am going to try next...

I had to modify this floor stiffener for the right side weldment and since I was working on the left weldment I decided to do this now.

Part of installing the left weldment requires back drilling for these two screws.  Turned out just fine.

Here is the vent run on the right side.  I don't have a picture of the left side but its a mirror of this one.

2 comments:

  1. Any way to get a 'slide hammer puller' onto the end of the leg? I'm pretty sure you can rent one from the O'reilly auto parts store in Issaquah.

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  2. Thats a great thought Shane! I would need to put the puller on the weldment since its the smaller of the two items I think. I will give it some thought though. The leg is coming out very slowly each day as I give it a twist but it takes a lot of effort to move. I also considered taking the assembly to a machine shop and see if they can use a hydraulic press to force the leg out.

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