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.
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.
Using a 1/4″ bolt I aligned the guide block and drilled the hole through the landing gear leg.
Removed the brackets and drilled the 1 1/8″ hole from both sides.
I thought the plug looked kinda neat.
After a little sanding it looks great.
Making good progress, next I will assemble the gear and make the aluminum struts.