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Offline Shay King

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Washers for shock struts
« on: November 17, 2020, 08:10:53 AM »
Just wondering what washers builders are using for the shock struts (spring retainers) on the XL landing gear. Is there a suitable item available online or is it simpler to just cut them out of 1/8” plate?

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Re: Washers for shock struts
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 06:51:18 AM »
I cut them out of 1/8 plate. I used a holesaw and the drilled the center hole to fit.
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Re: Washers for shock struts
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 07:26:57 AM »
Thanks Paul,
I don’t have the springs yet, what outside diameter did you make them?
Regards,
Shay.

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Re: Washers for shock struts
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 07:14:46 AM »
Thanks Paul,
I don’t have the springs yet, what outside diameter did you make them?
Regards,
Shay.
For the springs I got my OD was 1 3/4" (But I'm building the heavier Cabin Eagle)

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Re: Washers for shock struts
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 12:39:27 PM »
I went ahead and cut them out of 1/8” plate. They’re not perfectly round but I think they’ll do. I’m wondering if anyone welds both sides of the washers?

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Re: Washers for shock struts
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 02:05:01 PM »
^^^^ No need.

 

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