Good deal on your 2 successful flights on the Mig. Glad to hear it for those of us trying to get the gear working properly. I too have noticed that the tension on the small screw on the nose strut is critical to maintain a straight strut while at the same time allow the wheel to tuck back. Maybe someone can propose a fix on a rather dumb design. Bart, are you having any issues with this? Do you have a fix?
Looking forward to the video.
With good luck I should be in position today to see if my gear works when installed in the airplane. It worked fine on the test stand but you know how that goes. Put it in the airplane and the gremlins find the weakness!
John, glad to hear that you at least got a couple of flights in with the gear working. Not sure of why your gear dropped on transport, but they are only being held up against the seals (as you noted) as oppossed to held down with the aid of the check valve, this being the case, the other seals that could give you some small grief are the ones on the spool of the valve.
As for steering, I found early in the peace that it is the thin nut on the end of the strut that you use to hold centre, I think the grub screw holds the oleo guts. This is what I suggested a while ago to you John but I am not sure you picked up on it -
In regard to your nose leg steering problems, I reckon I know what that might be as well. On the bottom of the strut were the suspension rod protrudes there is a large thin nut that locks the wheel assembly to the steering assembly (“mig steering nut” attachment), this nut needs to be tightened once you have re-centred the steering assembly to the wheels (loosen nut first). After I did that mine has been rock solid and most of my flights are from grass.Did you find this helped originally?? I have not touched mine since.