Bending 701 landing gear using hydraulic press.

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Comment by Earnest Fontenot on October 27, 2014 at 10:05am

Thanks for the info.

Comment by Bryan Ekholm on October 23, 2014 at 10:09pm

The tonnage rating is probably around 40 to 60. I'm not quite sure. It is a twin piston press and handled the bends very easily. The gauge is non-functional so I wasn't sure how much pressure was being generated. I made the lower die about 13 inches between the rollers and made sure I had about 5.5" of travel available to the bottom.

Comment by Wayne Koski on October 23, 2014 at 12:35pm
Wow! That is impressive!
Comment by Earnest Fontenot on October 23, 2014 at 9:12am

What is the tonnage rating on your press? What is the distance center-to-center on the lower die?

Comment by Bryan Ekholm on October 23, 2014 at 7:37am

Ten degrees extra for springback seemed to work out just right. For the edges I used a carbide tipped roundover bit on my router and made very small ajustments with each pass. Then I polished with emery cloth. It turned out nice.

Comment by Jesse Hartman on October 23, 2014 at 6:14am

How much do you have to over bend to account for springback ?

Comment by Jesse Hartman on October 23, 2014 at 6:11am

Very cool.  What method did you use to router the edge?

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