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    Steerable Nose Leg

    Hi guys

    I'm scratch building a Fletcher FU24 (60 size). It wont be familair to many of you as it is a NZ built cropduster. Anyway, I need a quality forked steerable front nose oleo pretty much like a Cessna 182 front leg. The Robart one looks great but I need it to fit a 3" wheel and the Robart one is a max of 2.5". I looked at the Seirra one and I never got a response from the guy.

    Anyone got any suggestions?

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    RE: Steerable Nose Leg

    Sorry I'm also looking for a nice set of treaded 3" wheels that are reasonably wide (the crop duster had wide wheels for wet fields). Thanks

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    RE: Steerable Nose Leg

    J, get in touch with Robart. If you have the time, about six to eight weeks, and the money, a lot of it, they will make any thing you want. Dan.
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    RE: Steerable Nose Leg

    Try Shindin Machine, Lenny will make you the strut you need...

    http://shindinmachine.com/

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    RE: Steerable Nose Leg

    Try Lee Robertson at Robinaire his email is robinairerc2@comcast.net . He has built custom fixed gear with and oleo strut for the Ryan SC-W (see my avatar) and custom retracts for a Globe Swift as well. He designed the Ryan gear to have a 17 degree forward angle like the full size airplane and even machined a custom mount and fork to my specifications. PM with your email if you want a picture.
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    RE: Steerable Nose Leg

    Thanks all - I tried Lenny and he came back quickly. Hoping he can modify the robart one.

    Thanks

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    RE: Steerable Nose Leg

    J Here's what I got from Robart for a 5 inch Dubro wheel. It took a while to get. Dan.
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