|Be sure to mark the side|
and orientation for each piece
|Port Side MG-1/2 installed|
|Starboard Side MG-1/2 installed|
|Waxed used to keep flox on the outside|
where it belongs.
|MLG stud used to ensure the|
bushings cure nice and straight.
After installing MG-1/2, I drilled out the center hole and installed the MKMG-1 bushings w/flox. When you do this, fill the end that inserts into the hole with candle wax to prevent flox from getting inside. This worked great. The bushing insert from the MLG side of the attachment hardware. Once the bushings were installed, I inserted the MLG threaded stud and let it all cure nice & straight.
Gear Attach Tab Mounts:
While all that was curing, I began the last stage of completing the gear strut attachments. This included drilling out the tabs to the correct size for the MKMGA tubes (also a Cozy Girrl part) that the attachment stud will run through, floxing the underside of the tubes, finishing off with some BID to cover and secure the entire assembly, and lastly floxing/glassing some washers on the outside of the assembly.
|MKMGA tube installed and ready |
|Top down view of a|
completed attach tab
|Glassing washer to the outside of the|
tabs & alignment tubes.
Lastly, the gear strut was remounted into the fuselage to see if it all worked out correctly. As you can see by the pictures below, the clearances between the gear attachments and the fuselage attachments of mine fit amazingly well. I dare say almost perfect. I am still amazed at how well this all goes together.
At long last...the Main Gear Strut is complete and installed...now it needs some wheels and brakes.