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"Trixter Beam" Redux

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Old 06-07-2010, 06:57 AM
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I seem to remember the original kit had the nose strut wired to the firewall, not swiveling, although Low Andrews might have made his swiveling.
The Tri-Squire's nose strut is also wired to the firewall.


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I also seem to remember a blurb with pictures in an old Air Trails or American Modeler showing someone had converted a Beam to a Biplane.
I'd like to try that mode.
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When I set up an old Goldberg Skylark (built in 1966) with modern equipment I was surprised to find an advantage to the fixed nose gear. The plane steered perfectly well on grass, and I was able to use a micro servo on rudder because I didn't have to worry about stripping gears. I was really amazed at how well it worked to just hold up elevator and taxi around with the rudder. On smaller models that is my preference now. Unfortunately Sig long ago stopped selling fixed nose gear wires, so I have to learn how to bend in the coils myself.

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Fantastic pictures!!! Thanks for posting them....Gene
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