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Old 08-16-2005, 01:38 AM
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ORIGINAL: Taildrager

AKM was probally desiging for a 91FX and then you install Jett 90L, well I'll have the Texas Hot Sauce ready for Rudeboy when he does his maiden
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ORIGINAL: iFLYrc_Vic

NOTE: The strut is installed with the spring in the front of the strut.

You have answered your own question Vic ! this is how it works on this plane ..or until someone can make it work differentially.

I will admit that I have changed one set of legs already but it sure makes you finesse the landing a bit
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If you put the springs in the back.... the spring will run in to the air cylinder and damage it.... the springs must go foward!

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Here are some pics of my nose wheel strut installation and main gear. Nose housing was a home brew I designed to prevent snaging! It is made out of 1/64 wood soaked in water and then wraped insite the modified laser-cut light-ply nose wheel cover!

so far it works perfect!

The plastic steering should slide when the gear is up and allow the rudders to move. It will not slide when the gear is down and should now steer the nose gear and the rudders.

I used wood screws to mount the main gear and hardened the wood with CA... it is solid that way!

enjoy!

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Old 08-16-2005, 03:47 PM
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Pete and Rich - You guys are great contibutors to this hobby and to this plane's success. Alex should be paying you both. Thanks a bunch for your help. I kind of had it figured out but since I had not install this kind of gear before, I thought it best I ask before screwing something up. Rich, those pictures are just what the doctor ordered. Can't screw it up now.

BTW - I think my strut is wound backwards. I'll check and let you know. There were a buch of folks who had the gear bent backwards on the Great Planes Lancair kit - so its not out of the question.

Again, thanks to you both....
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I could use the cash!

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Old 08-16-2005, 05:18 PM
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Hmmm one of Alex's new F16 would work instead of cash Then again I do all this just for the fun and cool people that you get to meet. .
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I feel like I should be someones R&D Guy!

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Rich,

Which set of mains do you have there...? The 101 HD, or the 701? In that last pic, it kinda looks like the retract is drilled to accept oleo legs, and that some sort of bushing is used to size it down to 3/16" wire legs...

I haven't ordered my retracts yet... still contemplating the oleo's... would look kinda cool, but more damage to the plane in case of a mishap.
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Rich, what are you using for the axles on your gear? It does not look like you bent the strut.
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Thats another homebrew... I hate wheel collars!

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Old 08-16-2005, 11:29 PM
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Rich - I like your nose wheel "box". So far I haven't had any problems but I still have to do the final gear set ups - file the flats etc. Got the tails glued on today. Fins and epoxy rudder bearings next , but the rudders are pretty tight as is.
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My rudders were tight at first... but loosened during the first few flights.... the lower epoxy bearing helps a lot!


Here are some cockpit close-ups!

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Vic! Here are a couple close ups that I have of the gear install ...not the best but will do ... I have sense cleaned up the wheel bays and fuel proofed them. You ..May... want to reinforce the underside of the main gear mounting blocks with some 1/8" ply ... I found a hair line crack running out to the side from one of the bolt holes after ... ahem... not so light landing... the ply used for the main gear ..in my kit ... was the light ply so I have reinforced the underside on both mains.
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Pete: Thanks for the photos and the info...

Rich: I found some axles that will work. Carl Goldberg has a steel axle that sells for $2.79 ea on Tower Hobbies. However, the axle uses a wheel collar. Central Hobbies sells a set of Aluminum axles that sell for $6.75 a pair. These use "C" clips to hold the wheel onto the axle (photo attached).
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here is my gear reinforcement done early on... a piece of hardwood tristock on the front of the main gear mount!
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Vic - sorry it took so long to get back to you. Here's my gear pics - nothing fancy like Rich's but seem to work ok. Axels are 3/16 dubro.
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Thanks Capt G.
It does not get any better than this for help in building a plane. You all are very helpful. As someone stated earlier, anyone can build this plane with the very graphical manual, the CD full of construction photos and the guys here at RCU. I will certainly post pictures of my model as it gets completed. I have the advantage of picking and choosing any or all of the MODs described here.
Thanks again for your help.
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It sure helped me! Starting to look like an airplane.
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Good lookin covering job Capt G. Rich, you now have a twin...
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Vic - here is the pic of the servo installation you wanted. You can see the yellow rod to the throttle.
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OK guys - here's what she ends up looking like. Just needs to balance and final gear adjusting etc. Hope to maiden this weekend. Weight now is 8 lbs.
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Very Nice Capt G ... Good luck with your maiden flight.
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Great lookin ship Capt G. I'm workining hard to catch up.
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Wow, That is a Bad a** Flanker!

I cannot build like that..... But I envy those who do-

That a Jett-90 on there? Good taste

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