Main Landing Gear Modification
In the last video we looked at the results of moving the landing gear axle position aft. Moving the axles back to the forward position was necessary and as a new landing gear had to be manufactured. we also decided to move the landing gear to provide for a little narrower track, approximately 3 inches narrower. And we decided to lower the aircraft by another inch and a half.
Jason is painting the new landing gear legs prior to installation
Painted landing gear leg
|The new landing gear being installed. In addition to manufacturing a new landing gear we had to relocate the shock strut attachment fittings on to the side of the fuselage in a new orientation. One of the great things about working with 4130 steel is the ability to make modifications easily. Complete modification of the landing gear system occurred all within the same day.|