Building The Shock Struts
We have begun the process of building the shock strut’s for the prototype aircraft.
The fork ends are manufactured by bending the sheet-metal tabs into and then inserting them into the 4130 tube.
By using a 1/4 inch piece of aluminum and a bolt through the end fitting we can make sure that the fitting holes are aligned parallel and spaced exactly the right distance apart during the welding process. Once the edge of the tube has been welded we simply hammer down the very and and continue the weld around making a continuous need on the fitting.