Total hours: 1051.5
Main gear mounts repair: 5 hours – (time applied to mid-fuse bulkheads)
Two holes in each of the main gear mounts were bugging me. When I first drilled them (see here) the mounts each pulled away while I drilled the holes and I didn’t realize it had happened until I inserted the bolts to test fit and they wouldn’t go through. They were so close that I just drilled them again. Each hole was slightly enlarged but I thought it was OK. Afterward I decided I just wasn’t satisfied with this so today I brought the mounts to Ralph Hoovers shop (EAA tech. counselor) and he welded the holes closed for me so I could re-drill them – which I did today. And then primed and painted them, too, where the powder coat was sanded away.
Special thanks (again) to Ralph Hoover for helping me correct a mistake. Thanks Ralph!