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Matco rims

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Ekholm Aug 28. 2 Replies

After trying for the last couple of weeks to assemble the tires and rims I have given up. the O-rings supplied by Matco absolutely will not fit. It has two problems one it is way to small to go over…Continue

You're going to kill yourself!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Payne on Saturday. 55 Replies

I was just wondering how many of you out there have experienced the same thing I have.Every time I tell my family or friends that I'm building an airplane they all get this horrified look on their…Continue

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Leading edge slats 750 CH

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Buchmann Mar 14. 5 Replies

Good Afternoon...I'm at the point of joining the two slats sections together. The instructions and prints are not very clear as to how this is to be done. Before I do some serious  damage to the…Continue

North Central Ohio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Van Cole Dec 5, 2018. 3 Replies

I live in north central Ohio near Sandusky.Will be starting my project (CH 750) in the very near future.Would "really" like to hear from anyone in this area flying, building, or planning to build.…Continue

 

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Matco rims

After trying for the last couple of weeks to assemble the tires and rims I have given up. the O-rings supplied by Matco absolutely will not fit. It has two problems one it is way to small to go over the rim and two it is  to stiff, even with three people pulling together we were unable to even get it close to where the instruction say it should be to reassemble the rim. I have tried all that was suggested, I have lubricated the rim. put the O-ring in boiling water etc.  and still can't even get…See More
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Matco Rims!

After spending a very frustrating week trying to mount my tubeless  tires on the Matco rims provided I  have given up. The O-rings they supply for sealing the two halves of the rims together absolutely will not fit. Matco say to roll the O-ring over the rim to the flat at the edge of the rim, assemble  the two halves and roll the O-ring back  to the center of the rim and lubricate the O-ring  and you should be good to go. Well this is absolute impossible. the O-rings are to small  and do not…See More
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Matco Rims!

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 3:53pm 3 Comments

After spending a very frustrating week trying to mount my tubeless  tires on the Matco rims provided I  have given up. The O-rings they supply for sealing the two halves of the rims together absolutely will not fit. Matco say to roll the O-ring over the rim to the flat at the edge of the rim, assemble  the two halves and roll the O-ring back  to the center of the rim and lubricate the O-ring  and you should be good to go. Well this is absolute impossible. the O-rings are to…

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