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Old Jul 30, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dtm360 View Post
Never did like the way the Skywalker sits on top of the landing gear, so taking a little inspiration from F3a, I mounted my gears like this! It makes the planes "sit" a lot better.....

It's pretty tough, there's no way the gears are coming off without removing a large chunk of fuselage with it!
Ever think it may be better to have the landing gear come off a little easier than to rip out the entire bottom half of your fuse???

That said, I do like the looks of your setup. Did you cut an access slot thru the bottom foam to install the LG? Is your tail wheel connected to the rudder or free castering? I've been thinking of putting LG on mine for hard field flying, but want a way to easily remove it for soft field (grass, weeds, etc) flying. Perhaps something similar to what you did, but cut the LG center section in half and slide the halves into the fuse and bolt to the plywood hold downs. Either way...your setup looks very nice.
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