Originally Posted by Hepdog
Interesting to follow along.
Now I have to ask, if you need 4 air cylinders per main gear (8) and 2 (?) for the nose (total 10?), how big is the air tank to power all this and how many cycles can you do before no air left?
I've never had the pleasure to play with air retracts.
I will have 8 air tanks for the left and right mains, and 3 for the nose gear, 2 as primary and 1 for reserve. The 8 for the mains will be split so that 6 are primary, and 2 are reserve. On the mains it only takes 1 cylinder to get it down and locked.