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Old May 23, 2010, 03:41 PM
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This photo shows the view inside the nose gear bay. It is mounted on a sheet of ply (1/8" thick x 2" long, with the front section doubled up for 1/4" x 1"). If I had been working with laser-cut parts, I would have keyed these all together. There is also triangle stock on the top side of the plate to ensure maximum gluing area. The ESC will be on the top of the fuselage, getting air from the firewall on its way out the back end. You can see a small hole in the firewall in the first fuselage photo. This will be opened up to promote breathing. Smaller size permitted me to get the wires out of the way and have a pilot hole for later.

You can see I left the leg long so that I can adjust the length later. This will be used to ensure I have adequate prop clearance. In the top right corner of the bay you can see the nose steering servo. There's a ton of room in here. I will be making a doors for all wheels. That's always the hardest part of them for me.

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