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Old 08-28-2017, 11:26 PM
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To all of you who have built the Ultra Sport 60 as a tail dragger (regular gear, not retracts) I'm finally building one. I will be using a 95ax. What gear (fuselage mounted, not wing mounted) works well with this plane (aluminum, carbon etc..) Keeping in mind the power and prop clearance... I don't want to spend countless hours searching the web for solutions. I hope one of you has the answer!! Id prefer carbon fiber but aluminum will work too. Any ideas? Perhaps gear from an arf that I could special order?

I did order eflight retracts but with a grass runway id rather go regular body mounted gear. Something mounted just ahead of the wing but swepted back.

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Old 08-29-2017, 03:37 AM
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Most aftermarket landing gears has specs in their description. Maybe something like this, is what you need. Great Planes Dural Landing Gear Large .60 | TowerHobbies.com
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:07 PM
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I used the one posted above for many years on the same plane. It's not CF but mine was a rocket with a ST.75. I just drilled and tapped the chin block and harden the threads with thin CA. Used three plastic 1/4x20 bolts. Never gave me a bit of trouble with hundreds of flights. I'm afraid most of the CF gear you find will be to tall. The Ultra Sport is pretty low slung. Another advantage to the ALUM is you can bend it to whatever height you need. I ran a 13x6 and I think you are going to need something in the 14" range.

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Old 08-29-2017, 03:53 PM
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I have a OS 75 on mine and when I build the next (I bought several kits) I will go to a .60 and then can use a 12" prop. I am using a 13" prop now and there is not much clearance with tall grass. The .75 is probably overkill as the original flew great with a 60.

Let us us know how it goes with the .95

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