In the first Photo above you can see the extra tube that I removed. Not only was it made of steel and very heavy, it was also full of grass, gravel and dirt adding extra weight to the gyro.
The bottom photo shows the new axle alignment. Please note that now it correctly angles down to the wheels as designed.
To trim additional weight, I also removed the fuel gauge sender and fuel gauge since the sender was malfunctioning any way. This will require me to keep each flight limited by time in order to maintain a reserve.