Angled Axle Hole

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Each landing gear leg has a 1 1/8″ hole for the axle to pass through. Drilling this hole is a little complicated since it must be drilled at 37°.

First I layed out the holes for the axle brackets.

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Then I made the guide block as explained in the manual. I also drilled a hole in the side of the guide block that lines up with the axle bracket.

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Using a 1/4″ bolt I aligned the guide block and drilled the hole through the landing gear leg.

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Removed the brackets and drilled the 1 1/8″ hole from both sides.

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I thought the plug looked kinda neat.

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After a little sanding it looks great.

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Making good progress, next I will assemble the gear and make the aluminum struts.

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