12/12/2009 - One more safety wire hole After drilling the safety wire hole into the ES-85615-157 flap motor shaft, I saw an entry on Vans Air Force forums where someone added another safety wire hole to prevent this part from swiveling. It ... read more
12/27/2009 - Yep, it do snow in Texas! What a beautiful Christmas morning! Texas weather really gets confused at Christmas time every year. Sometimes we're running the air conditioner and sometimes we're covering up in warm blankets. My so ... read more
1/11/2010 - Time for the main landing gear mounts I deburred the ends of the main landing gear mounts and cleaned up around the predrilled holes to keep any burrs from interferring with the leg that slides into the mount. It was an incredibly tight f ... read more
1/15/2010 - Here's the reamer from Averys Ordering tools from Averys is a great experience. It's almost next day service. I've never seen a reamer before. It's really different from a drill bit. ... read more
1/22/2010 - Time to install the Landing Gear Mounts I took quite a few pictures of this installation. So you will see the best pictures from both left and right installations. First off, I had to use my rounded file to remove part of the flange from th ... read more
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