Category Archives: 13. Nose, Nose Gear & Brakes

36.5 Hrs – Ch 13 – Fuselage Nose

Created the backing plate for mounting the brake fluid reservoirs.  After verifying fit with the brackets, I floxed it into place and was able to add 1  ply BID along the bottom edge for good measure.  Took this time to … Continue reading

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39 Hrs – Ch 13 – Fuselage Nose

I used duct tape to dam up the sides where I cut through to reposition.  Mixed up pour foam and added in the void.  I opted to do this instead of micro and foam scraps since it will be much … Continue reading

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13 Hrs – Ch12 – Canard Install

Fabricated the small piece that fits between the canard and the torque tube to block the inrush of cold air.  Epoxied it in place and put one layer of BID on each side.  Trimmed them up after cure, and checked … Continue reading

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21 Hrs – Chapter 13 – Nose and Nose Gear

After some discussion on the forums about how to go about floxing the strut into the castering wheel assembly, it sounds like it is better to add some BID to the very tip of the strut to make it bulbus, … Continue reading

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32.5 Hrs – Chapter 13 – Nose Gear

Carved the pivot blocks and floxed into place, holding with nails.  Cut the 2024 T3 Aluminum on the band saw and drilled the 1/4″ hole .  Verified with Dennis that this hole gets AN3 hardware, and not AN4 bolts, like … Continue reading

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45.5 Hrs – Chapter 13 – Nose Gear

Assembled the nose gear to test fit and see if I am missing anything.  Need to order some washers and look for some grease nipples to add grease to bearings later.  Disassembled the parts again, and added 2 plies of … Continue reading

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