Shimmy Dampener

Received the new shimmy dampener from the Velocity factory.  Scott S. asked that I send the big aluminum NLG fork to the factory so he could drill the mounting holes.  Scott turned it around in a little bit over a week, and then my job was to drill the flange at the end of the gear leg to accept the bolts for the pivot pin holder.  Getting up close to the gear leg with a drill is difficult, so I opted for an extra-long bit so I could keep the alignment of the drill bit to the normal surface of the flange.  Also, some of the flange weld had to be ground away so the pivot pin holder would lie flat on the flange.  Test fit and assembled – seems to work great.

Author: bzvelocity

Building a Velocity XLRG-5

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