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  • #16
    Does anyone have any pictures of Dave Rude's gear jig? I can't imagine it would be that terrible to build, then any IA could sign off the major repair of a gear leg. Sounds like a good investment to me.
    John
    I'm so far behind, I think I'm ahead

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    • #17
      Sounds like a good investment to me.
      I agree, it would be fantastic to have another source for new gear. I'd have to think that more replacements will become necessary as these airplanes approach one century(!)

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      • #18
        What was the price of a new gear when you called Univair ? Would be helpful to know, if you do not mind sharing the info ?

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        • #19
          A little over $2000.
          I also asked them if they would weld in a new tie strut using their jig, but that's for repair stations which Univair is not.

          While pecking out this reply my IA called showering sunshine and optimistic alternatives, so hoping for the best.

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          • #20
            Optimistic alternatives sounds to me like a good choice. Thanks

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            • #21
              Click image for larger version

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ID:	182533 I can't see why the tie strut can't be repaired or replaced without a jig. The gear is rigid in every direction as long as the rest of the structure is not disturbed,

              Appears to me to be relatively straightforward to cut the top end, duplicate and tack the tie strut on the bench, fit it in place, before final welding. Am I missing something?

              Is it a standard size streamlined tube?

              I can do and document the work if you can get it to Grand Portage MN. I can also have it certified, but cost-wise you'll likely be better off if you can take care of that part.
              Scott
              CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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              • #22
                Just mail it to Altee, get it fixed and modified the way you want, mail it back, cover as necessary, reinstall. Sign off log and do 337 for the repair, check wheel alignment, then fly. or buy the univiar gear, sign off log book as a replacement and fly it.
                N29787
                '41 BC12-65

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                • #23
                  Thanks, Scott and Tim, I'll keep that in mind. Meeting with the IA shortly to determine a course of action.
                  Last edited by Mike S; 05-04-2019, 06:21.

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                  • #24
                    So what is the verdict?
                    N29787
                    '41 BC12-65

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                    • #25
                      So what is the verdict?
                      We'll remove and replace the tie strut, maybe remove and replace the other side as well.

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                      • #26
                        Who is going to do the welding?
                        N29787
                        '41 BC12-65

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                        • #27
                          My IA is talking with welders he's used in the past, relatively local.

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                          • #28
                            Are you going to buy stream lined tubing and build a tie strut or purchase one from Univair ? Would it be hard to fabricate the lower bracket that attaches to the wheel assembly, ?

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                            • #29
                              Univair remains an option, but replacing just the streamlined tie strut is what we intend to do.
                              Wag stocks the lower strap https://www.wagaero.com/taylorcraft-metal-strap.html
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                              • #30
                                Is that for the tie strut or the a111 fitting?
                                N29787
                                '41 BC12-65

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