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    Spring Air 302 nose gear steering

    Greetings,

    I am installing my Spring Air 302 retracts and have been looking at the steering hook up on the nose gear. Is the best way to connect this to a servo to use a pull-pull? Use two servos? I think that a single cable may prove unworthy when retracted, twisting the nose wheel on it's way up. Any advice?
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    Spring Air 302 nose gear steering

    Kaos,

    I made the nose wheel in my F4 work, but I'm not totally pleased with the installation. If no one comes up with any better suggestions, I'll send you a post on what I did. I'll be out of town Friday - Sunday, so it will be Monday till I can get back to you.

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    Spring Air 302 nose gear steering

    yes i too would like to know how to hook up properly. i have s a 302 in my f 16. it also rotates on way up and does not steer very well. it only has 1 thin wire operating it. will look foreward to finding out what to do with it.

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    Steering Setup

    Pull-Pull is the way to go on the steering linkage. Instead of running two individual cables between the servo arm and steering tiller arm I just made a continuous loop system.

    The strut will have to have a self centering device so that when the gear retracts and the cables slack, the strut will remain centered. You also need to have a post anchored to the side of the fuse in the cable area so that you can attach rubber bands or small springs stretched between the post and the cables; so that when the cables go slack the rubber bands or springs will pull the cables back out of the way. This will make sure they don't become entangled in the gear during the cycle.
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    Another view

    Here you can see how the cable is looped through the tiller arm.
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    Spring Air 302 nose gear steering

    thank you for the pics and info. very helpfull.i will have to relocate the steering servo but thats minor compared to all the other stuff i have to do to my f16. i am fixing lots of mistakes that the origional builder made. doug

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    steering linkage

    This cable steering setup has never failed me yet. I have used this method many times, simple and easy to adjust for wear and tear.
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    Spring Air 302 nose gear steering

    All,

    Thanks for all of the input. It is most helpful. The pictures a worth a thousand words.

    This is sort of what I was thinking.

    Kaos1
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    Spring Air 302 nose gear steering

    Hey Kaos1, see your down in Charles Town. One of my customers is there. Where do you guys fly at? Since I travel the mid-atlantic and northeast, I'm always looking to see what and where people are flying. You can email me if you like. Always looking to meet other pilot as well!
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