My Wooden Airplane
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3/18/2016 - 3/27/2016

Main Landing Gear

The first thing to do is to get the fuselage on it's gear. Here it is on it's main gear. (I apologize for the blurry image. Not sure what happened!) I had some issues installing the shock struts. Not surprisingly, they're not identical. So when I got them back from the powder coater, I had lost all left/right markings and indications. Then when I assembled them, I apparently put the bottom left part with the top right part (and vice-versa). It took some time to get them all sorted out again. Also, I noticed it's true what they say about working at the hanger. Things seem to take a lot longer because there's so much socializing going on!

Total Time: 18.5 hrs.