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    Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    I am looking for advice on a tough nose gear to put on a 40 size model. I have a tail dragger in the works which is a better solution but right now the house is under construction so no building for a while. The runway has been taking a beating from trucks delivering material so we won't do any work on it until the house is done. Landings sometimes involve hitting rocks up to 2 inches in diameter and bent nose gear is common. Anyone have any recommendations for a tougher unit I could install?

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    Rough Field Ops
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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    http://fultstooling.com/page7.htm the dual strut gear are pretty tough
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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    I second the Fults gear. I use them for the same conditions. They work well and I believe Tower still stocks them....

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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    Your servo will thank you for adding this to the connecting rod:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXD646&P=RF

    Anchor the linkage in shorter intervals, avoiding buckling under sudden compression stresses.
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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    Hey, since you are building, why notmake a large pond in front of your house and fly floatpalnes....

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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    I've had excellent experience with the Sullivan S865 nose gear. You can see it clearly here:


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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops


    ORIGINAL: Bundubasher

    Hey, since you are building, why notÂ*make a large pond in front of your house and fly floatpalnes.... [img][/img]

    Cheers
    Yes! That is in the back of my mind as we do have land where I could put in a 210 foot by 60 foot pond right in front of the runway. That will have to wait for funds though!

    Grosbeak.. Thanks for that photo. Turns out I just bought one that is very similar to that.... probably a Chinese copy as it is not a Sullivan product. Haven't had time to put it on yet but need to do it so I can shoot some more aerial video.
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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    Bigger wheels will do you more good than changing the nose gear wire.
    No kid, I said break ground and fly into the wind!

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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    A rake and roller would do wonders, roll when damp.
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    RE: Nose Gear for Rough Field Ops

    Ain't that the truth! We have had about 70 dump trucks and 4 cement trucks down the runway so it is packed hard and all the stones on the traveled portion are pushed down. So..... rather than larger wheels I now have smaller stones! Can't fly though due to building materials in the way and just being too busy planning and supervising.
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