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Old 04-10-2008, 02:15 PM
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Hi!
I have been trying to contact
http://www.lcsperformance.com/

to buy carbon fiber landing gears, but I get no respons.
Does anyone know if they are still in business?!
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:53 PM
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Lewis has been MIA for sometime, maybe someone in the NorthEast can respond??
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I emailed LCSperformance a list of stuff I wanted to order. No response.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:06 AM
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Hi!
Does anyone know where to buy carbon fiber landing gears for Q-500 models...or if there are anything better ???
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I tried the CF landing gear that Lewis sold and used it on a couple planes. It worked pretty good, but eventually started to delam. It was also quite stiff, especially if landing on a hard surface. The plane had a tendancy to bounce, instead of the gear absorbing it like an aluminum set will.

Great Planes makes a set that works well. I believe this was the gear that use to come standard on the Vortex, not sure if it still is though.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJ921&P=7
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:31 AM
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I received an email from LCS yesterday. He has shut down due to time commitments of his "full-time" job. Dang work getting the way.
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Bruce Dechastel still has some advertised on his website. These are the ones that come with his Shotguns and Slingshots. They have been improved over the years but still will break near the axel after several bad landings. His website is www.bigbruceracing.com

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Hi!
Thank's! Seems aircraft alumium is still best then
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Hi all,
I'm Ken of 'hobbyncrafts'. I am the one that has been MAKING the CF gear that Lewis has been selling in the past. I still have the molds, and, I have some stock ready to ship.

Please contact me direct at hobbyncrafts@yahoo.com for details and pricing.

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Hello,
I spoke to Lewis several times about the gear, and I did get a couple of sets from him. To be honest, Lewis said he just just not justify the cost . He found a very good source for alumium gear that I got from him and they worked perfect. I saw him at the Nats last year, and he even had the new aluminum gear on his own plane.
As far as MIA, I understand he has moved up the food chain quiet a bit at work in the last year and will be coming back to racing and starting up his site soon. He just sent me 4 of his laser cut Pacemakers he just ran, they look great. When I call hime I will tell him to pop in here and say hi

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Darrol Cady offers a replacement CF Q500 gear, at least he showed us some in Phoenix Feb-08. They look a bit thicker/tougher than the stock Bruce gears if thats a requirement.

http://www.darrolcady.com/
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