Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I am getting down to a shorter list of tasks before the wings are installed for the last time. I am beginning to get to the items on the list I either don't know how to do, or don't want to do.
I had forgotten to drill the axles for the cotter pins earlier in the build so now I have to do it scrabbling around on the floor, which is the bit I don't like. I had an additional problem in that I had no idea how to lift a wheel off the ground so I could set the tension in the bearing. I am sure it has been done before this way but I have never seen it mentioned. I simply wrapped a bit of old car inner tube around the leg to protect it, and tightened a jubilee clip around that. It could not have been cheaper or simpler. There is no risk of an accident because the wheel is only just off the ground.
I thought the jubilee clip might distort but its fine. I think I will put the jubilee and inner tube in my travel kit, together with a spare inner tube. I will borrow a bottle jack when I have the need. Its heavy!
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