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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Jim,
Great idea! I had given it consideration when I put the gear in and saw that the axle just overlapped the sides. I've got a new box to glue up now. The box will not only be glued to the fuse cut out but I'm also adding bulkheads leftover from the canopy mount to help stabilize the entire nose wheel box.

The dual wheels are simple. Best way to describe it is with a picture. I bought an assortment of "E" clips at a flea market a few years ago. I think you can get the same thing at harbor freight. I took a steel shaft and cut it to length, then cut a groove in the ends using a dremel cutoff wheel. Chucked the shaft in my drill press, then used the dremel tool to cut the groove to the depth where it would accept the E clip. This saves a lot of room versus using collets.
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