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Old 11-08-2004, 03:54 PM
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Hey all.....

Been reading the forums for a while now, but never posted so this will be the big number 1 post for me....

I have a Westy Magnum but havn't flown it yet!

Problem is, theres no grass at my strip-

Obvisouly take off/ hand launch is no problem, but landings is gonna be-

I think I have 3 options - tricycle style gear, tail dragger gear, or some sort of padding on the underside. As I said, take off isn't a problem, so a dolly isn't what am looking for, it's the landing....

Thanks for all the help (to come)

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Old 11-08-2004, 04:38 PM
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Hey.... welcome......

Lots of magnum owners here to help.

In the short term, what surface do you have to land on? Dirt? Paved? Smooth surface for the most part ? combination of the these ??

One idea....... would be the unicycle wheel with tip-skid and tail skid approach. Single wheel mounted about on the CG - what you would see on a Glider. Also what the U-2 spyplane had. There is probably enough meat in the center section of that wing to at least permit a half exposed (or more) wheel. Probably the lowest drag, lowest weight solution. Tip skids could probably be omitted for use of skid-strip tape.

I believe the Angel Designs Rifle is set up somewhat this way.

Just an idea
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Magnum R comes with a drawing showing where to put main wheels in a taildragger type configuration. They don't guarantee it though.

It may be a possiblilty though.
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You can use the material from an RC car chassis on the bottom... It is CF I think-

Airgar made his a tail-dragger and it worked well-
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Phyris,

One option is to add lite ply skids.

As James said, I put gear on mine (original Magnum), but the new one's also have the same template (just checked). If you need it, let me know and I'll make a copy for you.

I wouldn't even consider a "tricycle gear" set up.

Welcome to the "sickness".

Gary

BTW, take off was sweet as could be, with just a touch of right on the rudder.
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Thanks for all the help...

The runway is concrete, surrounded by a corn feild which is now corn stubble!

AirGar- Did you say rudder ?? [X(]
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