This was a very dirty job...
Here is a strut with the wheel off and with the plane up on jacks.
We were able to totally remove the struts to replace the O ring seals on the top and bottom.
After replacing the struts we had to service them with fluid which prompty sprayed all over me causing a massive mess and an immediate need to chane clothes as the smell was overpowering lol
Afterwards you can see now her struts stay up just fine!!
In addition we were able to do the first compressions on the engine for the official inspection. I'm very pleased at how the engine is shaping up.
And most importantly with the struts now holding I was able to take my nine year old nephew out for a quick taxi around the ramp. He's been asking me to take him around for weeks.
As you can see he was ready to go!