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Old Jul 30, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Vantasstic View Post
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.
I did think of using 2 halves of landing gear to allow it to be removed, that would work well, but I only fly off a hard runway, so I decided to really imbed it into the fuse.

The tail wheel is a free castering wheel because the wire was not long enough!
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