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The Floatplane Dream

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Re: The Floatplane Dream

Unread postby Bill Rusk » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:43 pm

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When I first put the floats on this fall I was in a bit of a rush, I wanted to fly before winter set in, so I kinda cobbled this method for the walk wire attach. It worked fine but was not very elegant.


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Now I am trying to clean things up a little so I remade the wire with a shackle. I think this is much nicer. It will not fly, or perform, any different but it sure looks better to me.


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These are some, not all, of the left main gear mechanism. Clean, inspect, paint (as required), lube, etc


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Had to shoot some paint on the gear leg. It was showing some wear.


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Wip puts this plastic grease retainer in between the wheel halves. Pretty slick little part. Unfortunately I busted my original part getting the wheel (that had not been apart in 17 years) separated. Yikes. Be careful.


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Goes in like this.


Hope this helps

Bill
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