Today I spent the majority of my time leaning over the edge of the fuselage installing the flap control system. I got it all done and I even managed to get the gear leg mounting holes reamed out to .311. However I have run into an issue that I may need to get a little help with. The right side gear leg will not come out of the mounting bracket!! It feels like it may be galling and I hope that's not the case but its very hard to turn in the socket. Tomorrow morning I am going to apply a little heat to the mount and see if I can get it to expand enough to work the leg out. I can't install the mount with the gear leg in there so this is definitely a problem to solve soon.
|My first safety wire job. I haven't done safety wiring since I was in training in the Navy!|
|Here is the completed flap system. Took me pretty much all day (6 hours) to get this thing put together but its done and I am happy with it.|
|Here is the problem child. I took this picture after successfully reaming out the hole so that the bolt is a nice snug fit. However, when I removed the bolt and tried to take the leg out it wouldn't move.|