Whatís a builder to do while waiting for an A&P to answer his call for assistance in building his engine? Install the landing gear of course!
This wasnít as bad as I thought it was going to be. The hardest part was dead lifting/cleaning the front of the fuse high enough to have my son push the sawhorse under for support.
Iíve read here before that the powder coating might be an issue when installing the gears. This is still true.
You can see here where the powder coating on the left is marked up from the motor mount.
I had to remove 3/16Ē from the bottom portion of the left gear and 1/4Ē from the right to get the gears up for enough to align the bolt holes. Took a little time to remove the powder coating (didnít want to remove any gear metal) but it all worked out well.
Now waiting for my Lisle bearing packer so I can install the wheels and tires and have a rolling fuse!