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Old 11-15-2006, 07:22 PM
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can you incorporate robart shock struts onto a patriot xl???
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:51 PM
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Default RE: landing gear question for patriot xl

What kind of gear are you using. The stock gear or are
you using retracts?I am building mine with retracts
I am using Robart 605Hd for the mains and 607 for the nose. Along
with the 650 robostruts.the fields that I fly at are all grass
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Default RE: landing gear question for patriot xl

I am going to build it with retracts. I want to use the robostruts from robart. Just wanting to know if any of you are using these or know someone who has. What are the advantages as well as the disadvantages?
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:08 PM
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Default RE: landing gear question for patriot xl

i have them on my patriot xl.The 650 series from robart. They are a big advantage if
you fly from a grass field. its kinda like adding shocks to your gear. I noticed a big
diffrence when I installed them in the patriot.
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Default RE: landing gear question for patriot xl

are they actual shocks. I want to add shocks to my plane cause i don't care for wire gear
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: landing gear question for patriot xl

They do move up and down like shocks/struts, they will take more
abuse then the wires will.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:08 PM
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Default RE: landing gear question for patriot xl

I'm building my Patriot XL now and am trying to fit the robostrut 650 on the retracts. (605HD) What I'm noticing is you can't cut the robostrut down quite far enough (otherwise you cut into the spring stop) so I will need to leave the leg longer than according to the plans. In that case the wheel well will be cut closer in towards the middle of the wing.
Am I missing something or is that what everybody else is doing?
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Default RE: landing gear question for patriot xl

Troy,

the object of fast planes it to keep the weight to a min. Thus OLEOS are not the optimal setup unless there's a BIG reason for it (even on grass fields i've seen wire-struts with no issues)

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