Thread: Discussion Landing Gears (Help needed)
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dedStik View Post
The gear shouldn't be weak, if they are the plane is either over weight, or you are landing too hard (read not flaring at touch down).
Landing too hard is a definite possibility. The last set of gear didn't like my flare / stall upon landing. Little too high. I'm sure the gear would hold up with no problem on a proper landing. The struts between the gear are very weak and i'm not even sure they serve any purpose other than looks. The other issue is the caps that keep the wheels on. They seem to want to come off and when they do, of course the wheels come off. I am working on the soft (correct) landings but was thinking of beefing it up since I am sure I will make a few more contolled crash landings. Maybe glue the caps on? As long as the wheels turn that shouldn't be a problem right? Appreciate the feedback.
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