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Old 04-10-2006, 05:09 PM
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The wheel pants on my new Seagull Laser 200 are already showing signs of wear and tear. does anyone have any pics of how you hold your wheel pants on that keeps them nice and sturdy and not cracking?
Old 04-10-2006, 05:32 PM
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Default RE: *How to keep wheel pants on*

You're looking for the R/C equivalent of a belt or suspenders right?
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...yeah, you might say that.
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You're looking for the R/C equivalent of a belt or suspenders right?
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Default RE: *How to keep wheel pants on*

I glue a piece of 1/8" lite ply to the inside of the pants, then use the Sullivan wheel pants bracket.
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For wire gear I have had no problems at flying off a grass field.
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Default RE: *How to keep wheel pants on*

Sig has wheel pant brackets that come in two sizes and two to a packet. I use one packet per pant to provide rock solid support on both sides.
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Default RE: *How to keep wheel pants on*

Thanks for the info. I guess I should have given more detail to what I mean. My wheel pants arre not coming loose, they are vibrating and making the fiberglass crack where the landing gear mounts to the pants. I do not run my axles all the way through to the outer side of the wheel pants and maybe I should. I guess some might drill a hole in the other side of the wheel pants and run the axle through or maybe glue a piece of ply on the inside of the pants on the outter side with a hole drilled in the ply for the axle to rest in. Thats more what I was looking for but I'd like to see some pics of different ways to accomplish this.
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Default RE: *How to keep wheel pants on*

OK, now that we have that straightened out. CA some 2 oz fiberglass cloth to the inside of the pants. Depending on the size of the plane, you may also want to CA a piece of 3/32" or 1/8" lite ply on the side that bolts to the landing gear before putting the fiberglass cloth on. I suggest CA over epoxy since epoxy does not bond to well to ABS, where CA adheres well to ABS or fiberglass.

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