Spring gear, kinda a pain to get on

The main gear comes pre notched which is an upgrade from having to measure and do this yourself while keeping everything aligned. The rubber buffers need to be notched and the bracket that holds the gear on needs to be drilled. That part is easy enough, with a drill press in my shop.

Hard part came when we lifted the gear up to fit it inside the bolts hanging from the bottom of the plane. The pre-drilled notches in the gear we’re about 1 mm too close together. So there was a lot of grinding a little bit off of one side, and then the other side to keep them even until they could just fit nice and snug.

I’m sure this seems easy, it required more physical effort then we were prepared for in the heat. Nevertheless Julie and I got it done. Now for a shower and a nap.

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