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Old 05-02-2008, 10:16 AM
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Does anyone know the difference between a swept back landing gear opposed to a straight one. I heard one handles grass better. Is this true or just rumours, and if true which one is better foe grass ?
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:29 AM
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I've had better luck in grass with the gear swept forward.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:48 AM
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Default RE: Q500 landing gear question

It depends on the particular airplane. Some need them swept back, others don't. The important factor is the location of the wheels relative to the CG.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:10 PM
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Default RE: Q500 landing gear question

An interesting subject- in my days of control line teamrace for landing on tarmac the undercarriage was positioned back towards/ almost at the CG, and for grass quite the opposite, however as Gary says it can be determined by the model design. If the model does bounce on landing then I would take the wheels further back. Even placing the undercarriage on backwards can have an advantageous affect..............it can also be determined by the desired landing speed. Trevor h, NZ
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