Gear legs don't match

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Junglepilot
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Gear legs don't match

Postby Junglepilot » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:36 pm

I just opened the gear legs (still in the Vans bubble wrap) I received a few months back [from another builder who went with Groves], laid them out and notice a slight variation in the two. See images (shot with wide angle so a bit distorted on the side view):
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Is this normal? Can/should I take them to a body shop to get them matched (bent)?

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I think I gotta fix....

Postby Junglepilot » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:01 pm

Was talking to my friend Smokey Ray and mentioned there was also a bow in the leg and the light came on [Image] as I explained to him the deformity. I then went out to the garage/shop and laid a straight edge on the deformed leg and the bow is such that taking out the bow should just about fix the mis-alignment on each end. Should be easy enough to get tweaked with a friends [heavy duty] hydraulic press.

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Postby Spike » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:10 pm

Good Catch!!

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Postby lancef53 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:47 pm

Good job finding that--that could have been a pain.

Where did you find secondhand legs? I thought you were switching a 8A to and 8? Did someone swapout stock for grove?
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Closing out this thread

Postby Junglepilot » Wed May 26, 2010 7:19 pm

Here is a follow up to this situation. Contacted Harmon Lange who agreed to tweak them. I sent them to him and he returned them back to normal.

So the legs are now on the plane and and it is dead-on level to a Nats hair.

Someone asked where I got second hand legs. These really aren't second hand as such (never been on a flying plane) but were on a man's project who decided to go with Groves. He pulled them off, put on the Groves and sold me the legs.
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