RC Jets Discuss RC jets in this forum plus rc turbines and ducted fan power systems

How attach gear door to mains strut?

Reply
Old 12-27-2011, 01:43 AM
  #1
DominicM
Thread Starter
 
DominicM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Hampshire, , UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 1,665
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default How attach gear door to mains strut?

Going to make some gear doors out of FR4 sheet for my 1.9m Futura. What are the options for attaching them to the Digitech pro-lynx trailing link struts? Any help appreciated.
DominicM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 02:00 AM
  #2
jetster81
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: london, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 864
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How attach gear door to mains strut?

Sierra make clamps to attach the doors to the legs which work well
jetster81 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:06 AM
  #3
ozief16
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 494
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How attach gear door to mains strut?

Dominic,

I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in, but I've had good success with drillling into the strtut, tapping it ffr 4-40 andd then drilling matching holes in the door. I then stick the bolt\washer through the door, then a 1\4" piece off fuel tubing, then into the gear leg. The tubbing allows he door to float just a touch. It works quite nicely. I hope this helps

Dave
ozief16 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:37 AM
  #4
DominicM
Thread Starter
 
DominicM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Hampshire, , UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 1,665
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How attach gear door to mains strut?

Like that idea. Thanks very much Dave.
DominicM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 05:14 AM
  #5
InboundLZ
 
InboundLZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,944
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How attach gear door to mains strut?

Dave's method works well, I plan on using it on my Ultra Flash conversion wing.
InboundLZ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 05:46 AM
  #6
megafly
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sao PauloSao Paulo, BRAZIL
Posts: 314
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How attach gear door to mains strut?

Can you post any pics?
Thanks.
megafly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 06:57 AM
  #7
InboundLZ
 
InboundLZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,944
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How attach gear door to mains strut?

It will be a few days until I do mine....
InboundLZ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 07:02 AM
  #8
quist
 
quist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 3,217
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How attach gear door to mains strut?

Dave, I drilled and tapped my Ultra Flash struts also. It looks better and it is easier then mounting the filler cups under the strut. But mine are hard mounted.

I added a filler block of wood that I tached to the strut. I sanded this down to give my cover a flush fit when retracted. Then I glued down the cover to the filler block, drilled and tapped all together.
quist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:36 AM.