cozy1bh Posted June 19, 2005 Share Posted June 19, 2005 Canard Zone Members, I discovered I have a gear attachment failure like the one described by Bill Oertel in the latest CSA newsletter. The failure is made up of three items: 1) the steel tube between the two attach brackets that mount on the fuselage sides is broken at the point where the steel bushing ends, 2) the AN6 bolt is bent, and 3) there is a de-lamination in one of the four heavy glass tabs. In my case, the de-lamination is in the tab only and does not extend into where the lay-ups attach to the strut. Does anyone know if it is best to replace the whole lay-up or can I repair the de-laminated portion by injecting wet flox? For the other two items, I am replacing the thin wall steel tube and bushing arrangement with a thick wall 4130 tube that has the same outside diameter but is reamed out on the inside to perfectly accept new AN6 bolts. Also, since only the Cozy Mark IV has an access panel under the gear strut so that it can be inspected or removed, I had to cut out a portion of the bottom of the fuselage to get the gear out! Big and messy job! I talked to Nat Puffer and he said it is O.K. for me to make a removable access panel out of the part I cut out. This will make future inspections and repairs easier. As always, I'm open to any suggestions on completing this project any of you may have. Any cautions I am not thinking of??? Bill Oertel has been very helpful so far. Thanks Bill! Brian.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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