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Old 02-11-2013, 03:03 AM
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Default RE: SkyMaster MB339 Build Thread


Great pictures. I did similar reinforcements when I received mine. I also added a couple of carbon fiber strips to the front part of the fuselage in order to avoid any bending (fuselage is really long and in some maneuvers it could bend a little bit...).


From the Skymaster website...

Use an injector filling oil in strut (see Mpeg files). Because oil is incompressible, so the volume of oil in the strut will determine the bottom end of strut when the aircraft subjects heavy landing situation.
@ Using the gas tank filling air in strut (see Mpeg files) when they are not loaded by the weight of aircraft (The gas pressure in main gear can reach 25 Kg/cm2 when loaded). The pressure for main gear is about 6-10 kg/cm2(90-150 psi) and 2-6Kg/cm2(30-90psi) for nose gear. The air pressure will determine spring rate and static ride height of strut. The typical static ride height for main gear is about 16mm from filling valve center to seal and 14 mm for nose gear from M3 bolt center of fork to seal.
@ Always filling gas in main (or nose) strut when they are unloaded and filling valve on the top to minimize amount of damping oil leaking from the valve.
@ If it is difficult to charge air through filling valve, using a screw-driver loosen valve 1/4 turn and the pressurize process will be easier. (Don't forget to tighten it again!)
@ When pressurize process is complete, then place aircraft on the ground and press main wing up and down until bubbles purge from damping oil and strut generates steady damping force.
@ Usually, you don¡¦t fill oil in strut frequently, because consumption of damping oil is very low.