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Old Nov 30, 2015, 07:29 PM
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The Tam struts are 1/2" diameter going into the retracts
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Old Nov 30, 2015, 08:56 PM
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Where they $180, or the higher price?
Tam was unhappy to see the $180 price on here, he let me know. The price is $280, which he says is less than his cost was.
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Old Nov 30, 2015, 08:57 PM
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The Tam struts are 1/2" diameter going into the retracts
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Old Nov 30, 2015, 09:56 PM
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BTW - a Byron Hornet in the bones just went for $250 *shipped* over in fuel jets FS. Ackkk!

I coulda bought 5 at that price.
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Old Dec 01, 2015, 10:53 AM
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That is a good price for sure. I just picked up an unbuilt kit NIB for $600+ shipping. I'm picky how i build stuff, so i prefer starting from scratch and building the way I like. I have Tams gear so i will be making new bulkheads and ducting. It is a big bird! I measure the scale at 1/7.75 which is the same as the Tam's/JL/Skymaster Superhornet. Landing gear from any of those jets will work nicely for the Byron.
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Old Dec 01, 2015, 12:21 PM
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I got my shipping notice on Tam's gear today. I doubt I will get to this plane soon, so it will be interesting to see how you do the gear mounts.

I'm considering whether to forego ducting in favor of wheel wells to keep the retracts out of the fan flow, combined with an intake lip
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Old Dec 01, 2015, 12:50 PM
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John, while you have some time to deal with this-- go back and check out post# 241-- http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=241

Here I put what RC Crafter's says the correct install angles for the mains. Roll , pitch and yaw~!
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That is a great reference drawing for the gear. It gets all the angles in the ballpark on any non-rotating scaleish F-18 landing gear.
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John, while you have some time to deal with this-- go back and check out post# 241-- http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=241

Here I put what RC Crafter's says the correct install angles for the mains. Roll , pitch and yaw~!
That is a great drawing. Also got the gear from Tam today. Nice stuff. Compared to my OV-10 struts from another mfr, they are surgical.
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I only have the smaller Y/A F-18 single to build---yet?... But I don't see where kit size--matters it's all about getting all the install angles , correct..

Kind of like the front end of you car/truck- toe in /toe out, -- caster/camber?
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I just got a chance to unpack and inventory my F-18. it was delivered originally in 1993 to Guam. It still has everything that was sold with it. If anyone has any interest in old Byron stuff like the retract system or the sure flow fuel system let me know. Had a big head OS 91 bolted to the fan as well. Never seen fuel. I'll be letting all that stuff go. Well, not the fan, but the motor for sure.
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