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Re: Europa-List: XS Main Gear Legs

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From: arwel.pritchard@powercom.ltd.uk‬ <arwel.pritchard@powercom.ltd.uk>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 20:21:35 +0100
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I've been doing a weight and balance report today and noticed that the right hand side tyre has worn unevenly, suggesting that the leg is not straight.
Hopefully this will confirm my worst fears, what do you think guys?

Best regards

Arwel


-------- Original message --------
From: D McFadyean <ami-mcfadyean@talktalk.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021, 10:48
To: europa-list@matronics.com
Subject: Re: Europa-List: XS Main Gear Legs

It might also be the effect of rolling the a/c backwards against the toe-in of the gear; Other aircraft (eg Jabiru) display this effect.

Otherwise, it takes accident damage to induce a permanent set to the taper-rod legs of a Rans S6, for example.


Duncan McF.

On 12 September 2021 at 01:55 William Daniell <wdaniell.longport@gmail.com> wrote:

Arwel,

Before you tear your plane apart are you sure this isnt pilot paranoia.   (I suffer from this from time to time)

Measure at least 3 times in as many different ways as you can conceive.   And measure again.   And make sure your reference point is level.

It might also be the build.   One end of my tail is 13mm lower than the other despite my best efforts.  (Flies fine though.)

Will

William Daniell
+1 786 878 0246

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 14:18 arwel pritchard <arwel.pritchard@powercom.ltd.uk> wrote:
--> Europa-List message posted by: arwel pritchard <arwel.pritchard@powercom.ltd.uk>

Good evening

I have a feeling that the main gear legs on my XS are slightly out of
line. I think its due to a couple of hard landings. When I looked at the
plane (looking at the front from about 8m away) in the hangar today, it
looks as if its leaning slightly to the right.

I have checked the sockets and the re-inforcing ply in the fuselage and
all looks to be ok.

My question is, how easy is it to fit new legs? There is a video on
youtube showing a guy changing one leg. It appears all he does is remove
the socket bolt, pull out the leg, then insert the new one and replace
the bolt, job done. Is there any re-alignment of any kind to do?

Any advice would be much appreciated.


Thanks


Arwel

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