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  • Ragwing nut
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    Originally posted by 3Dreaming View Post
    The main reason they crack is because of their design. People tighten the tie strut bolt down to tight. I know there are some cast reproductions that are machined with a bushing so they can be tightened down, and prevent that from happening.
    This one is cracked through the pant bolt holes. They are a horible casting, easy to see why they crack.

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  • Hank Jarrett
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    That might be a simpler solution than mine. Even if I do go ahead and make mine I think I will use the steel tube bushing idea!

    Hank

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  • 3Dreaming
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    The main reason they crack is because of their design. People tighten the tie strut bolt down to tight. I know there are some cast reproductions that are machined with a bushing so they can be tightened down, and prevent that from happening.

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  • Ragwing nut
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    Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
    Check it CAREFULLY for cracks! I have a nice set but I really don't trust them. I want to make a replica set with steel inside to carry the loads and cast resin over it to look just like original.

    Hank
    Its cracked. I would like to have a set CNC'd then shot peened for a cast look

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  • Hank Jarrett
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    Check it CAREFULLY for cracks! I have a nice set but I really don't trust them. I want to make a replica set with steel inside to carry the loads and cast resin over it to look just like original.

    Hank

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  • Ragwing nut
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    Re: Landing gear, tires, floats skis and brakes (maybe wheel pants too!)

    original cast wheel pant bracket
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  • Hank Jarrett
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    Doing a bungee job in cold is not only hard (rubber gets REALLY stiff in the cold) but could be dangerous. Make sure the rubber is room temp and the hangar too if at all possible. One of the more dangerous jobs we do on our planes. DO NOT do it alone!


    Hank

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  • 1piece@atime
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    Thanks, I should be putting them on and changing some bushings tomorrow. It’s going to be around 30* this weekend which will be a nice change.

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  • Hank Jarrett
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    I have the arrangement as a PDF file. Will try to attach.

    Hank
    Attached Files

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  • 1piece@atime
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    Since operating on skis with the temps the last few weekends below zero I noticed the bungees are getting wore out and sagging a couple inches. I looked under the seat a couple days ago and noticed the bungees are rubbing on the safety cables and causing them to fray. The cables are crossed from the right post under the seat to the left post on the landing gear, vise versa. After looking at a bunch of post about bungee installations there is a lot of variations in the cable and bungee routing. I made a bunge tool and the new bungees will be here any day. I was hoping someone on here might have a picture of the correct way and method to keep them from fraying. My plane is a f19 and Iím installing the 9010 hdx cords. Thanks, Adam

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  • Ragwing nut
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    Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
    NEW INFO FOR ME!! What did the non-deluxe ones have?

    Hank
    the ones on the right

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  • mike lutz
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    My39 and 40 BL,s have the one on the right. (bulged) I have a 46 BC12-D in the shop now that has the bulged one also.

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  • Hank Jarrett
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    NEW INFO FOR ME!! What did the non-deluxe ones have?

    Hank

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  • Ragwing nut
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    Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
    To get it started this is a photo of the pre war and post war bungee covers. The flat one was pre war and the bulged one fits on a 45 and later.
    Flat one is de Luxe only

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  • Hank Jarrett
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    Just a little "Grins and Giggles" on landing gear. Next time you are out look at your tail wheel springs for those little safety wires in the photo. It is called "Mousing" and you need them to be there. IfF you bounce just right (or wrong) the spring hook can pop out of one of the holes. It is rare but the fix is easy. DO IT!

    If the spring comes loose, TRUST ME, IT IS MORE EXCITEMENT THAN YOU WANT! You WILL ruin a perfectly good pair of pants! I was lucky, I was going below a slow walk.

    Hank
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