Originally Posted by kbozarth
FYI: I, like many other racers, have tried carbon fiber gear. They just don't hold up, and most of us go back to the good old Great Planes L-1 aluminum landing gear.
So, my suggestion: Don't bother with the carbon landing gear.
I agree with Kurt. I have a carbon fiber gear on one of my 424 planes and it has been surprising how well it has held up compared to other CF gear. But, the cost has gone to around $30/ea over the L-1 gear that cost about $10/ea. The gentleman i got my carbon fiber gear from will not make them anymore for resale as his resin went from $100/qt to $200/qt and it just isn't worth the aggravation.
If you still plan on getting a CF gear and find them at a good price let me know I am interested.