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Old 06-29-2016, 10:10 AM
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The simplest way would be to just leave the retracts in the down position, no?
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me
The simplest way would be to just leave the retracts in the down position, no?
I know that my videos can't show it well enough but the braces have been bent and straitened. They were bent in the crash landing. I have doubts that they will hold up as fixed landing gear.
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Well the simplest way to convert to fixed is to simply hose down the entire mechanism (evey thing that moves) with thin CA. works every time. As far as crash resistance that's another matter all landing gear is at risk in that situation.

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Block of hardwood in the gear hole and bend some music wire to make a gear. I doubt it will be immune to crashing either.
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Originally Posted by TFF
Block of hardwood in the gear hole and bend some music wire to make a gear. I doubt it will be immune to crashing either.
That sounds like a good suggestion. I'm scratching my head. Why did people interpret what I said about landing gear as "I want my landing gear immune or crash resistant" ? I was just trying to point out that the retracts I currently have bend back easy. "Too easy" in my opinion.

I don't think my threads about my corsair is going to be relevant any longer. Yesterday I was looking over the model and noticed that it was giving me a bad headache. In 5 years so many things with this build went wrong. I decided it's time to scrap and throw the model away.
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UpDate: 07/02/16 at 9:00 AM

I ordered the ARF version of P-51D Mustang.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTDF5&P=ML

I am going to put my time into that Model. The Corsair is going on "hold" until I decide what do about it.
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I like the block of hardwood idea, maybe with a nose gear style coiled wire for some torsion give. If you are going to scrap it, combat is always a fun goodbye, then you don't need no stinking landing gear!!!
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Originally Posted by aspeed
I like the block of hardwood idea, maybe with a nose gear style coiled wire for some torsion give. If you are going to scrap it, combat is always a fun goodbye, then you don't need no stinking landing gear!!!
I won't be flying combat with it. I don't have anyone to fly with.

Thank you for the hardwood suggestion. I will keep it in mind.

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