4 June 2010 Finishing up the Annual

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  Nose gear retract rod totally off the plane Retract rod back on and boot half on.

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  Unattached part there has a new rod end. Rod end with a regular grease fitting (G in the part number) on the left, with a flush (FG in the part number) on the right. In tight spots, gotta have the flush. "X" in the part number means rod end hole and thread are different sizes. Know more now about rod end parts than I ever wanted to. Bob's usual position, with MiFi for wireless access. Was _really_ nice to have company all the time. Still up on jacks, nose gear is mostly re-attached now.

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  JoeB stopped by to help Bill and I take her off the jacks. Wow finally off jacks, after 6 weeks up in the air. Bill inspects main gear, adjusting the air in the strut. This is too inflated a strut. Bottom of the gear door should be lower down, at the middle of the axle. Off the jacks and ready to go. Notice gear door bottom is in the correct position now - struts are properly inflated. Tires are a little low but that's easy to fix.

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  Hurrah! Bob's other position in the hangar. He really did help a lot with the annual... Yeah I'm a geek too.

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