Thread: Discussion Thoughts on eflite leader 480
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 05:17 PM
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The tail dragger idea isn`t bad but not for the reason you might imagine.

Purpose-built electrics tend to have the firewall farther forward than glo models which places the nose wheel on a trike very close to the prop disk resulting in prop strikes on the nose wheel when taxiing on a grass field.

The Leader is my goto plane when I just want to throw something into the back of the car and go out to relax with some low key sport flying at my club. But from the start I kept hearing this funny "tick" sound when taxiing and finally figured out the prop strike problem.

So I switched to a smaller diameter prop and nose wheel which solved the problem.

The new H9 Meridian is having the same problem when the wheel pant is mounted on the nose wheel. So the location of the nose wheel in an electric trike must be designed from the getgo to avoid this problem.

But it appears for some reason this is not the case in some R/C models.

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