My Wooden Airplane
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Balance Wheels

I'm pretty much scraping the bottom of the barrel, looking for stuff to do while waiting for my cylinder heads to come back from the machine shop. I'd heard of a plane having issues with nose wheel shimmy on one of it's first flights, and that balancing the nose wheel would have gone a long way towards preventing that from happening. So, I decided to balance all three of my wheels. Interestingly, the nose wheel took twice as many weights to balance as the mains did. The nose wheel took 2 ounces, and the mains took 1 ounce each.

Total Time: 4.0 hrs.