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Old 01-04-2007, 11:45 PM
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Hi, I want to convert my Senior Telemaster to a Trike landing gear configuration. How far in % should the Axle line of the Main landing gear be behind the CofG? Thanks in advance for replies. Nigel H.
Old 01-04-2007, 11:52 PM
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Default RE: Trike MLG position

Not sure what percentage you're looking for. But couple inches behind the CG should work on a plane the size of a senior telemaster.
Old 01-04-2007, 11:57 PM
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Thanks for reply. I was hoping for a formula or % to fix the position, so the aircraft wont be too light/heavy on the Nose. I know trial and error is easy, but I hate drilling holes everywhere, to find correct position. Nigel H.
Old 01-05-2007, 02:13 AM
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G'day Mate,
WHat's wrong with it the way it is, I have one, & it is the sweetest plane there is.
Old 01-05-2007, 04:14 AM
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I dont want it the way it is....I wanna Trike.
Old 01-07-2007, 08:58 PM
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Default RE: Trike MLG position

Nigel -

I have been successful with this method:
The stall angle of attack for most airfoils are about 16 degrees or lower.
Draw a line on the horizontal side view of the airplane from the CG location under the wing downwards at 20 degrees. Set the main gear wheel to touch the ground plane where the 20 degree line intersects the ground plane.

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