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Old Nov 26, 2011, 09:00 PM
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....and the canopy when the plane flips over and cracks it.

The nose gear on this plane is very poorly designed. I suppose EF wanted to achieve a better scale look, and it looks good, but in reality, the wheel can turn unexpectedly due to either one of two things: the grub screw holding the steering arm loosens, and the support bulkhead cracks due to the high stress from the large moment arm.

I have had the nose wheel turn on me on take-off! It doesn't seem to take much. I have had better results by removing the wheel pant, as that catches little rocks on our paved runway, and that results in a premature leap upwards. Ridiculous.

Best bet, reinforce the steering arm mount, and steering arm set screw. Use larger wheels (a scale killer of course), and try removing the wheel pant. That is what has helped me, ... a bit.
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