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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Blusaber View Post
Hi Gentle Ben

Both are working in static tests armed fine and with an 8x6 APC prop at full throttle wants to tear my arm out of it's socket.

Setting up the wing is all that's left to do. I might get to maiden her some time this week.

Anyone change the wheels out? I can't get the plastic keepers off

Gary
I changed out the stock wheels with 2 inch Dubros.
I had some brass sleeves that worked as bushings and I oh-so-carefully used JB Weld to fix them on. That took 4 tries but I finally got it work and they have stayed on for over 80 flights.
Today was a rainy day so I decided to strengthen the landing gear. I wanted to do as little modifications as possible. I bent a spare control rod into shape and attached it into a small groove in 1/8th inch luaun plywood, a couple of tiny straps, and recessed wood bolts so that I could bolt it through the fuselage and then finally a good dab of gorilla glue for strength. Seems pretty strong but forgiving at the same time. Hopefully sometime this week I'll be able to try them out.
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