I moved the pant forward just a bit, so the mount sat fully in the rear portion,
Embedded a large area washer in the pant to take the compression load and prevent wear, also embedded a short piece of tubing spacer in the fiberglass to take the compression of the screw when tightened.
When I attached the standoff to the axle nut, I used a large area washer both inside the nut, and outside between the standoff and the nut. Longer bolt needed of course. Installed with red Locktite, then drilled through the standoff and bolt and inserted a 1/16" roll pin. Never had an issue with the standoff coming loose.
Also, see post 14 of this thread. http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=68674
Flying as of 12/4/2010
Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011
Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.
"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."