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Old 05-04-2014, 09:58 AM
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Quite pleased with my Dynam Smart with one exception. The nose gear is completely rigid with no spring. In an ... ahem ... less than perfect nose wheel first landing the plastic mount plate tore out of the fuselage. It actually had very little glue but even so, after re-gluing with epoxy I feel that it's only a matter of time until it tears out again. Sure would be nice if the plane was supplied with a coiled nose gear wire as used to be standard practice. I would bend up one myself but the wire is metric and near impossible to get here in the US. 1/8" music wire comes close but is a loose fit in the carrier. Any suggestions?
Old 09-04-2014, 03:50 AM
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Try a piece of brass or aluminum tubing as a bushing for the 1/8" wire. You might have to slightly enlarge the bracket holes. It wouldn't be very much.
Old 09-04-2014, 06:57 AM
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Try a piece of brass or aluminum tubing as a bushing for the 1/8" wire. You might have to slightly enlarge the bracket holes. It wouldn't be very much.
Sounds like that would work if there is still enough meat left in the carrier for the set screw. Since the diameter was so close I used 1/8" music wire without shim which seems to be doing the trick. I also cut a plywood plate to fit inside the fuse' over the nose wheel bearing and ran screws from the corners of the bearing plate into the ply. Made sort of a sandwich which should help with the plate tearing out. Either that or it will break out the entire bottom LOL. The plane itself has become one of my favorites.
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Make it a taildragger, no more issues!
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