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Old 01-17-2019, 10:38 AM
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Anyone know were I can buy this nose gear?

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:35 AM
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It was made by an outfit called Fults Tooling. Near as I can tell they're no longer in business. Is there a specific reason you want the dual coil?
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It was made by an outfit called Fults Tooling. Near as I can tell they're no longer in business. Is there a specific reason you want the dual coil?
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I do a lot of training with this plane and it's time to replace the nose gear and I just thought the dual would be better.
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Yes, the Fults nose gear are no longer available. They are hard to find, but every now and then one comes up on Ebay auction. Be prepared to bid strong for one, as they sell at high prices.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:11 PM
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This is swap meet season. That is where I would look. Ask all your friends to keep their eyes out for one.
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I never could see the big picture of using a double spring set up . Every nose gear I've ever seen broken / bent happened just ABOVE the spring on the single shaft ( even on the Fault's ) . The double spring will help a bit on " nose SLAMS " I guess but you cure that by not landing on the nose wheel - FLAIR . I know you said it's for a trainer but they still need to learn to flair . Also I believe it would be a lot cheaper to just replace the regular system 2 or 3 times . Chances are the damage to the fire wall wouldn't be much different that way . Just my opinion . Red
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I've never used a dual coil but I too have seen a few broken just above the coils.

What I do is bend my own. Spent the money some years ago for a quality coil bender and never looked back. I also drill out the nylon motor mounts to do double duty as nose gear blocks.
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