Landing Gear attach alignment issues

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Landing Gear attach alignment issues

Postby BucF16 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:03 pm

Hey All,
Did anyone have propylene with the Extreme Highlander 3 attach points lining up? Both left and right have problems. On the left it's the aft attach, and the right, it's the center. Both are about 1/16 off.
Solutions?
She's sitting on the gear now with 2 bolts each
Thanks in advance!
Bruce
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Re: Landing Gear attach alignment issues

Postby BucF16 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:41 pm

Did anyone have PROBLEMS

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Re: Landing Gear attach alignment issues

Postby FredHoffman » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:46 pm

They were difficult on mine as well. I used a drift pin with a long taper on the one that didn't line up. Then put the bolt in the other way and tapped it in driving out the drift pin.

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Re: Landing Gear attach alignment issues

Postby BucF16 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:00 pm

Thanks! That was my plan as well. I'll let you know how it works.
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Re: Landing Gear attach alignment issues

Postby FlyerChief » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:34 pm

I have the same issue every time I switch from wheels to floats and floats back to wheels!
Drift pins work miracles! :wink: :lol:
Dan
PS: No need to buy one... I just ground a taper on a long bolt and use that as a drift pin. Don't taper it too much or it will move out of alignment as you slide the good bolt into the other side.
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Re: Landing Gear attach alignment issues

Postby Tralika » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:57 am

Same here. I found starting from the front, largest tube, and working to the rear, smallest tube works best. The smaller tube is easier to wrestle into position. In addition to a drift, try making a bullet bolt. Grind the threads off a #4 bolt making it smooth and slightly tapered. Mount the gear with the bullet in the opposite direction you want the mounting bolt, then tap out the bullet with the mounting bolt. Don't forget to lube the bolts with grease. Have you done the bungee wrap yet? That will make attaching the gear legs seem like a piece of cake.
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