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Old 01-15-2016, 12:41 PM
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Default 2 wheel gear for Topflight Flite Streak?

I have one of the .25 sized Top Flite Flite Streak models in the box and want to get it ready to fly. I'm flying off a rough grass field and want to put standard two wheel gear on it. As I don't have a hobby shop nearby, might anyone be able to send me make, model, part number for set they know will work?
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:59 PM
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Why?
I have one and the single wheel is a perfect minimal design. It works fine in rough grass.
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Old 01-16-2016, 04:38 PM
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Yeah, my Flite Streak has the single gear that is recommended by Top Flite. All you need to make it is some 1/8" piano wire, a 2.5" wheel and a couple of landing gear straps. It has worked fine as long as the person who helps with the takeoff holds it with a little bit of an angle to the outside of the circle. Landings are easy too, just land like you would with a regular gear. Geez, when I think about it, I don't know why I don't try this on something like a Twister. Hard to do a stooge launch with one wheel gear.
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Tom,

If you are worried about stooge takeoffs with the single wheel gear, drape a rag over the outboard wingtip... It will keep the tip down, unless you get silly with the handle, and will slip off as the model starts to move.

Otherwise, do what you want. The TF Flite Streak is the classic it is because it works!

Enjoy!
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single wheel is a perfect minimal design. It works fine in rough grass.
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Self launch mono wheel Midi-Slows, Peacemakers, Skyray 35s regularly off grass in teh past. Always worked fine for me. Two wheels is just undesirable extra weight and drag.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:26 PM
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I know, how about a Nobler with a single gear?
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I have one of the .25 sized Top Flite Flite Streak models in the box and want to get it ready to fly. I'm flying off a rough grass field and want to put standard two wheel gear on it. As I don't have a hobby shop nearby, might anyone be able to send me make, model, part number for set they know will work?

This may work for you. You can order the wire pack for cheap. http://sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmart.ex...esF.html?E+Sig

Sig used to make a profile Ultimate biplane for RC. It had a great duraluminum gear. I was unable to find it in the Sig parts list, but you might spend a little time in there looking for them. I have a pair of those that I used to have mounted on a Sig Twister. I figured the smaller Buster gear might be a good size for the Flite Streak.
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Ahhh yes, I love model planes with one wheel in the front...They fit right in with Tom Nied's lime green AMC Pacer. Now you can both look cool on land and in the air. I dont why the makers of the Spitfire never incorporated that one wheel design.

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Old 01-02-2017, 05:49 PM
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But the one wheel works just fine and is half the weight. Like I mentioned earlier, and I've always had a helper for launch, is the take off. It lands just fine with just one wheel.
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Take a look at this - http://brodak.com/1-8-landing-gear.html or maybe this - http://brodak.com/stuka-stunt-landing-gear.html. This works for several control line planes about the same size as the flite streak.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:51 AM
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Definitely lose the one wheel landing gear. Its hard enough to justify grown men playing with toy airplanes, and flying a ridiculous looking plane just diminishes the hobby for everyone.
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Hey franklin_m How is the project going, love to hear of your controlline adventures and hey the Flite Streaks are great airplanes one OR two wheels its no biggie. Those of us who often have to fly alone to enjoy our controlline airplanes do appreciate full conventional gear. And franklin do consider cobbling up a simple stooge it makes things so much easier.

Oh and hey search-n-destroy, your ship is a fine looking stunter and certainly pleasing to my eye!

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For typical Flite Streak, Twister, Ring-Master, Primary Force sized planes, I use Either the Sig MFG ultimate bipe replacement, or RSM Duralum sets with DuBro 1/8th axles, and Dave brown 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 wheels depending on field grass or prop size

http://www.rsmdistribution.com/index-2.htm

Note RSM AKA Eric Rule has the Duralum in 2 sizes the second listed is shorter for most typical profile .35 sized planes.....BUT I did get one of the longer sets and deliberately re bent a bit for wider stance on one plane...the Primary Force just basically for looks....
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DUBRO PRODUCTS - DUB943 - 943 MICRO PROFILE LANDING GEAR

  • Length: 7.8" (199mm)
  • Width: 1.7" (44mm) at fuselage mounting area
  • Length: 1.2" (31.5mm) at fuselage mounting area
  • Constructed of plastic, White in color
  • Designed for profile mounting thickness up to 5/8" (16mm) wide, also for foamies and original designs
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