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Old Oct 06, 2005, 05:33 PM
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V-Bat Flying Wing- Needs Landing Gear Ideas

Hey everyone,
Been a while since I've been on the Flying Wing threads. I wanted to solicite everyones help on this. I have just purchased the Thunder TIger V-Bat Flying Wing.

Specs: Wing Span: 60.25" (1530mm) Wing Area: 400 in2 (33 cm2) Weight: 4.8-5.2 lbs. (0.65 kg) Engine: .10

I DO NOT like to hand launch my wings especially this one since it is balsa and not my favorite Zagi (indestructable) foam. I really want to put some landing gear on this bad boy, but have no idea where to start. I need to be sensitive to the CG as I am putting a .15 on it instead of a .10, hense additional weight.
I would love retracts but static are fine as well. I have removed the covering and I have a balsa spar to work with. Any ideas pariculary pictures would be most helpful.
I thought I would ask the experts on the Groups before I went and did anything stupid.....
Thanks everyone.
-Brandon
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Old Oct 06, 2005, 07:51 PM
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take a look in the show your wings thread,there are sevral in there that have gear,there was also a nother thread about it here somewhere
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Old Oct 06, 2005, 09:34 PM
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I'll take a look. Thanks.
Anyone with pixs?
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Old Oct 06, 2005, 10:42 PM
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I put DuBro landing gear on one of my wings. They have a good assortment of lite wheels & brackets for cheap. I found it at www.towerhobbies.com by searching for 'dubro wheel'
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Old Oct 11, 2005, 02:26 PM
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Well I got gear in, no retracts but static should be more than sufficient. They are in front of the CG, so tail heavy should not be a problem. My challenge now is to recover the wing. I tore off all the covering to get to the spar.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:31 PM
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I just saw this thread and am getting ready to get my own v-bat flying wing. I like the idea of putting landing gear on it and not hand launching it. If anyone could please send me pics, instructions or just some guidance on how to go about it i would greatly appreciate it. My email is budmanmike@triad.rr.com if anyone could help.

Thanks,

Mike
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