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Front Landing Gear Fitting Question - Skybolt

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Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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On page 3 of 14 of the Skybolt Drawings...

The Fitting is made up of two pieces. An upper pieces made of .o71 4130 that is bent into a "U" shape. And thetr is the main piece made of .o95 with a bend and two ears on it.

The width of the piece is a little confusing.
The upper piece shows that it is 2 3/8" wide.
The main piece shows that the space between the ears (when bent down) is 2 5/16".

The math just ain't workin' out.

I'd assume that it is 2 3/8" wide since the spacing of the holes on the upper piece adds up to this. 2 3/8" would allow 1/8" play for the fitting on the landing gear.

Below is a quick drawing that I came up with to explain.



Edited by: Jerry

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