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Old Nov 13, 2010, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY View Post
...did you add some 1/64 or 1/32 ply doubler to the balsa rib you spoke about for the gear mounts? also if trailing arm struts are used ,when weight is on wheels you'll get the wheels a little bit further behind the C/G . on my sapac i put the gear in the scale location and it is a handful on the ground .so you are right the gear need to be in the right place . ...
Rodger, I think some reinforcement there is absolutely crucial

There is NO way those main mounts can hold up to repeated abuse .. on Thursday I flew in 25mph winds so there's always that harder than normal landing . I think V2. needs stronger mains mounts.

I started putting some jb weld on the mains rails to get clean drilled holes for the retract mounts. Some 1/64 or 1/32 ply & laminating epoxy will go in there as well.

Regarding the main gear angle, things are not trivial unless you change the gear opening location. See what I mean:

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