An Oshkosh Miracle!!

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The canard is off and the keel covering plate removed. Believe it or not, the cover plate was removed and the captivator plate removed WITHOUT removing the canard!! I still can't believe it, but Scott Swing made it look easy. The front of plane is to the bottom left of pic. Hydraulic dump valve center right. The elevator torque tube is seen in center of photo. Directly beneath is seen the shock (red rings) The bolt connecting the overcenter linkage (seen extending up toward top center pic) was removed along with the pivot bolt, allowing the shock and the nosegear strut to fall out the bottom of the fuselage as one unit. This enables one to remove the nosegear strut without disturbing the remainder of the nosegear apparatus and their adjustments.