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Old 05-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #11
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...thought I would share how it looks stowed for travel. Very easy to do and it's out of the way, and hardly noticeable.

Looking forward to using it for the first time during the Memorial Day weekend.


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Old 05-15-2014, 01:27 PM   #12
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...thought I would share how it looks stowed for travel. Very easy to do and it's out of the way, and hardly noticeable.

Looking forward to using it for the first time during the Memorial Day weekend.


I'd be curious.
Keep us informed.

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Old 05-15-2014, 01:36 PM   #13
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...thought I would share how it looks stowed for travel. Very easy to do and it's out of the way, and hardly noticeable.

Looking forward to using it for the first time during the Memorial Day weekend.


Wow I had to zoom in and look for it. Very clean, looking forward to your report!
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:22 PM   #14
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here are some of the joints I am using, they came out of some old stock I found in the hanger off the DC3`s. just got to go to (Menards) and get the other stuff
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here are some of the joints I am using, them came out of some old stock I found in the hanger off the DC3`s. just got to go to (Menards) and get the other stuff
Don't forget to safety wire the jam nuts.
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Don't forget to safety wire the jam nuts.
these are getting welded in the tubes
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these are getting welded in the tubes
Then I guess any adjustment possibly needed later is out the window.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:49 PM   #18
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1st outing report

Success!
This front bar worked so well during our 5 day Memorial Day outing I promptly went out to buy another set of hardware to make another for the rear. My Brother was so impressed that he is making a set for his Wildcat.

The front was very solid and the only jiggle I felt was when we were in the back of the rig. I was using 5 2x8 stacked boards under both rear landing gear to reduce the amount of extension, but there was still some slight wiggle.

I managed to reduce the number of components this second round and only spent $24 for the rear setup. I did replace the wing nut setup with a lock nut only where it pivots and just snugged it up. No adjustments are needed now other then where the other end is dropped and reinstalled - easy.



On the pad at home it is as solid as can be now. I'll get a chance to really test it all next weekend. Now I can leave all those blocks home

This is the best mod I've done to our 5er so far and very pleased with the results.
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... I was using 5 2x8 stacked boards under both rear landing gear to reduce the amount of extension, but there was still some slight wiggle...
Looks good. Do you have a similar setup on the front?

FWIW, I have found re-enforcing the rear legs and extending them to as near vertical as possible reduces movement more than stacking blocks under the pads and having them as near horizontal as possible which puts the legs in the most vulnerable position to bending which they are prone to do. The flatter the legs also lets the screw mechanism move from side to side. I have had them apart several times to try to eliminate or reduce the screw movement to no avail.
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Looks good. Do you have a similar setup on the front?...
I do. Check out the first page of the thread. Very happy with it.
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