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Old 08-30-2002, 05:11 PM
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My wheel pants keep falling off my Decathlon .40. Any ideas to keep them on tight.
Thanks for the help.
Old 08-30-2002, 06:34 PM
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A Belt? Suspenders?
Old 08-31-2002, 11:41 AM
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Default there's a joker in every crowd!!

Seems to me that Dubro or Sullivan make a gadget that will solve your problem. Check your LHS or their website. Regards.
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Default This brings up a good question!!

If YOUR pants did fall off during flight, would you land the plane with them around your ankles :surprised , or try to pull them up and chance loosing your plane? sorry, but reading the title of your post I really thought thats what happened to you! and that my friend, would have been HILARIOUS!
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Are you using axles or wire gear?
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They are axles. Well, actually they are cap screws. I tried CA to hold them on, and that did not work. I am flying without them now, and it makes the plane look completly different. I dont think I like it. My LHS does not carry Sullivan. It kind of sucks.
J.
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The cap screws probably wouldnt work to good but.......The way I do mine is to use axles and I drill the hole in the wheelpants the same size as the holes in the landing gear. I put the wheels on the axles and secure with a wheel collar and trim off the leftover of the axle sticking out past the wheel collar. I then put the wheel and axle assembled inside the wheelpants. All thats left to do now is to put the axle in the gear and tighten down pinching the wheelpants between the gear and the axle. Simple.....I can take pics if needed..................John
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Sounds like a winner.
Thanks John.
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Anytime.............John
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Sig Manufacturing in Montesuma, Iowa sells some wheel pant holders (Brackets) that glue to the inside of the pant. I use brackets on both the inner and the outer sides of each pant. These brackets hold on to the axile with set screws which I screw down on to a ground flat on the axile. The advantage of fastening the pant down on both sides is that they are solid laterally which help keep the pant from flexing and cracking. THey are somewhat of a pain to fabricate, but hold quite well.

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