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LT-40 taildragger conversion.


Old 05-23-2004, 05:12 PM
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Default LT-40 taildragger conversion.

I am looking to convert my LT-40 kit (not completed yet, but in progress) to a tail dragger.

Two questions:

1. What hardware did you use? If you could point me in the direction of a good product to use for the main struts and the rear castor.
2. Is there a website that gives good instructions on the installation of these wheels? I’d obviously have to divert from the SIG manual just a bit.
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Old 05-23-2004, 07:46 PM
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Default RE: LT-40 taildragger conversion.

It's easy. Search and you'll find info.

Here is what I used:

CBA/Tatone Tailwheel Assembly .40 size:

Great Planes "Large 60" size dural main gear:

The "Large 60" size GP gear are not too large. They are just right. They wheel spacing is about
14 inches - whichs matches the original.

Dubro make some main gear that should work also:

Put an extra sheet of 1/8 ply inside the fuse the bolt the gear onto. Some 1/2 tri-stock bracing around that area of the fuse would not hurt. The wheels should line up, approximately, with the leading edge of the wing.

Run an extra push rod from the rudder servo down to the tail wheel's tiller arm. Or run pull cables.
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