Originally Posted by EXTAAFLY
Feet, Inches, Nanometers, they're all the same right? It's just the quantity that counts!
A quick review of the plans, it is 240 INCH-LBS.
I am assuming with this hardware it's the same. Anybody retrofitted from a completed airplane? How much "fun" was it?
Mine is not flying yet, but should be within the next 4 weeks (depending on the Virus-Thing development).
However, whilst fully assembled (and standing on the gear) i switched to longer bolts and the stronger nuts. That wasn´t a Problem at all as the gearlegs are hold in place by the single big bolt and the U-804 inboard main gear attach bracket. The aircrafts weight actually pushes the U-801-L/R gear leg firmly against the U-805-1 outb wear plate.
I removed one bolt at a time and replaced with the new Hardware thightened them and torqued them when both bolts&nuts where replaced on the same side.
No biggy, if you neglect that i do not have the tower mods done. You need two persons though.
Just make shure that the Aircraft is unable to move while you are on it.
I put mine in Level-flight attitude (put the tail on a sawhorse) to have the load of the gear coming in perpendicular onto the U-805-1 outb wear plate.
One might argue that the torque value is not correct because the whole assembly is pre-loaded……….i did it anyways and will re-check after taxi tasts have been completed, after 10 and 50 Hours and then annually.