A couple years ago I visited a company that makes aluminum landing gear
for homebuilts. Their setup was very similar to yours.
Amazing to me was how they cut the blank before bending. Used an
ordinary circular saw with inexpensive wood cutting blade to cut the 3/4
aluminum. Then gundrilled for brake lines and bent them with a homemade
press and a digital protractor.
Looks pretty good. The only suggestion I have is if you get into some
heavy duty work the base might bend under the load. You might want to
us a couple of lengths of angle or a piece of channel to reinforce it.
I missed the chance to pick up one on sale last month so I ended up
making something similar.
dann mann wrote:
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