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Offline atfloyd

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Repair lonez gear bow
« on: August 18, 2008, 01:52:48 PM »
Left gear sheared 6" above wheel attach point.  Does anyone have any experience or insite on a repair for this.  I think I have heard of someone with this similar issue before but can't seem to find any info.  any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Repair lonez gear bow
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 08:40:31 AM »
Bill James I think has an article on it he is the guy that writes the cronicles on this web site the repair maybe even listed on the site.

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Re: Repair lonez gear bow
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 07:05:33 PM »
kind of curious---do you have heat shields blocking the radient heat from the brake disk?  Also, do you have wheelpants?  If you have wheelpants, are they vented?
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Offline Bill James

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Re: Repair lonez gear bow
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 09:07:27 PM »
Repair note is August 2008; access by going to my profile and previous posts. Let me know if you cant get to it.
You basically taper the existing strut to a V and lay on new LongEZ UNI. You do one side at a time, shaping with peelply. Not that difficult and should be as strong as new. I think heat shields have been a significant benefit on my plane. Heat was a problem before my wheelpants were opened at the back.  I think that also gives me another 5 knots  :)
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