"Cloudster" Construction Project Session #24
In Report No. 20, the landing
gear was laced to the 1/16" plywood mounting plate with small brass wire. As
part of the Cloudster's on going weight saving effort, three lightening
holes were carefully located and made in the mounting plate as shown below
before it was glued into the fuselage main frame. Instead of using epoxy to
pot the wire lacing in place, two coats of CA was applied on both sides of
the mounting plate, which is much lighter in weight than epoxy.
The edges of the landing gear's
1/16" plywood mounting plate were coated with aliphatic glue and then
clamped into place on the fuselage main frame with seven plastic clamps as
Once the glue was dry, the
clamps were removed leaving a very clean looking landing gear installation
as shown below.
This last picture shows the
entire fuselage main frame with the landing gear installed.
The next task will be to
install the rudder and elevator servos. They will be placed as far back in
the cabin area as possible and still be able to get to the servo mounting
screws from the top opening over the cabin.....................Tandy
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