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Nose landing gear update 5

The new desing of the nose landing gear retraction mechanics requires the installation of  a lock to keep it in the up position. Looking around

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Nose landing gear update 4

The main components of the nose landing gear and the retraction mechanism are assembled. After having the parts heat  treated for stress relief it was

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Nose landing gear new layout

The past few weeks I focused on engineering work. Since the original nose landing gear retraction system proved to be problematic it needed to be 

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Vertical fin attachment

The attachment of the vertical fin is completed.The exact positioning was done by the help of a laser  beam before the holes were drilled. That’s

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Rudder bottom bearing

The bottom bearing of the rudder also carries the pulleys for the cables. It is a fairly complicated structure built from 1.0mm CrMo sheet metal.

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