hello all, i just picked up a scratch build trainer. It seems to be in decent condition despite a few wrinkles in the covering its pretty solid. it was only 45 bucks so i couldn't walk away lol it had been converted to ep. it has a turnigy D3542/5 motor with a 11x5.5 prop on it. as a noob i asked as many questions about it as possible and i have a general idea as to which esc and battery to go with. i plan on getting a 60A esc brand unknown yet and a 3300mah 11.1v 35c battery to go in it. the fella who sold it to me recommended a red brick esc and a moderate size 3s. now im stuck on the landing gear issue i am not sure about i know i need to install some. i want to put typical trainer gear on it but not sure which kind or size to get.
it has a 63'' wingspan
fuse is 50'' long and 4'' wide at its widest point
and probably weighs about 5 pounds
any ideas? if my power setup doesn't sound right please let me know also as i am new to this.
Not thinking that adding a tal wheel would be such a big deal, I held off commenting. However, looking again at your rudder, I see that it appears to be at right angles to the fuse. So, as I have done, just add a Goldberg nylon tailwheel bracket to the underside of the fuse, lining up the hole for the tailwheel wire with the rudder to vert stab hinge line. Drill a hole up through the fuse top and bottom. Then, stick a piece of music wire with an "L" bend at one end up through the fuse to the rudder hinge line, bend another "L" in the end of it, and stick that "L" into the rudder leading edge. I like to reinforce that area of the rudder where the wire is stuck in with fiberglass or thin plywood both sides. If the rudder horn is convenient, stick the wire between the two screws holding the horn and you have the reinforcement already there. A dogleg at the bottom wheel axel end helps the wheel track, but is not all that necessary. Good luck.