Originally Posted by Gamerjoe
Ok, thanks for the help! I have now installed the wing gear and it took me all day to get them just right. One thing that is happening and it sort of worries me, is that the wheels rub the wheel wells just slightly. They still retract just fine, but I worry that this could eventually cause binding. Is there a recommended way to possibly stretch out the thin plastic wheel well covers? Thinking mayve using a hair dryer to get them soft, and then massaging them out more.
I have thought about removing them altogether, but then that would cause air to get sucked into the wheel wells.
If it is the wheels that rub you can make the wheels a little smaller. use a bolt and a nut as a mandrel and spin the tire in your drill press or hand drill. use some coarse grit sand paper against the tire while it is spinning and you can make them as small as you want...i did this to help produce a positive angle-of-attack when the model was on it's gear.