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Axle Spacer

Postby BucF16 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:01 pm

Good evening Gents,
I was preliminarily fitting my wheels and tires to the gear legs to move my project the another part of my hangar. I'm building a 16 X 50 shop in the rear so that I can work there in a heated area. Wife said, "Out of the basement"! anyway when I dry fit my wheels, it appeared that I was missing about 7/8s between all components and the nut. My One Design had a spacer, so it's not surprising that we need one. There is not one in my "kit'. So to the Highlander builders, what is needed?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Axle Spacer

Postby SuperFly » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:37 pm

Bruce, there is a spacer that slides over the axles. It is just a piece of tube that slides over the axle. It has one end machined flat, the other has a slight bevel to it. If you don't see it in your parts, you'll have to call the factory. It'll be obvious when you see it.
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Re: Axle Spacer

Postby BucF16 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:44 pm

Thanks Ben!!
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Re: Axle Spacer

Postby SheepdogRD » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:42 pm

Here's an axle spacer mounted in a brake plate:

Wheel Spacer 1.jpg


Wheel Spacer 2.jpg
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Re: Axle Spacer

Postby BucF16 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:47 pm

In my pile of parts, that is not there. Did you fabricant your spacer? I've constructed 3 aerobatic, plans built planes (1 Acroduster II, 1 Pitts S1-C, and the 1 Design). I just had to measure and order spacers from Spruce for each.

Very much appreciated Richard,
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Re: Axle Spacer

Postby SheepdogRD » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:15 am

No, I didn't fabricate the parts. I think they should have been in your "wheel mounting kit". My Bill of Materials simply lists the wheel mounting kit without a part number. It doesn't describe the contents of the kit, and I don't remember what parts were included.

If you don't have the wheel mounting kit, call the factory.
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Re: Axle Spacer

Postby bluemax » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:18 pm

Hey Bruce,
I just wanted to let you know that I remember seeing those wheel spacers in my kit parts.
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Re: Axle Spacer

Postby BucF16 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:49 am

Thanks Max! I found them. Thy were in the wrong pile of parts.
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