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Old Jul 13, 2012, 05:35 PM
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2 wheel nose gear Question

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How can I make a 2 wheel nose gear like the one used on the f14 / fa 18 Does anyone sell one or can I make one?

Thanks
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Look at the top of the foamies section (jets)..there's a thread(sticky) showing links to retracts..many companies sell the dual nose wheel retract..
Good luck,you should find what you are looking for...check hobbyking as well..decent retracts at excellent prices..
Take care........chris
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Hi

How can I make a 2 wheel nose gear like the one used on the f14 / fa 18 Does anyone sell one or can I make one?

Thanks


Just run the axle all the way through and put a wheel on each side. Since I hate to see wheel collars I use nails. If you are interested I can post a drawing later.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 06:51 AM
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+1 on what Kevin is showing, the item that he shows can be picked up at your local hobby shop, it is made by Du Bro. Mac, take a minute to complete your profile on here as a courtesy to others, it is always nice to see where folks are from when on RCG... W
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Since I hate to see wheel collars I use nails.
Like Kevin, I also have used nails for single wheel situations. Sometimes around the nail head/shaft transition you have to take down some metal webbing between the nail head and the shaft so you don't grind out part of the wheel hub but it's an inexpensive solution that looks more scale and is certainly easy and cheap to replace!

For a twin wheel setup you may have to choose a side you will use a wheel collar on since the nail head only takes up once side. Higher end solutions are slotted shafts using C clips instead of collars.

Another solution I've had success with is to take the center hub and thread it for a 3mm allen head screw. Then screw in the allen head screw over the wheel, acting as the axle, and you have a custom wheel unit on both sides without collars, just the head of the screw as the collar. Dremmel off excess axle length by cutting a bit of the screw to size and you have it.
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 01:17 AM
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Not sure what size you need but Hobbypartz sells a nice set of twin wheel, shock absorbing alum. struts at a good price! I bought a set, havent used them yet. Lt.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Here is what i did on my C-5 project. I used a robart straight offset standard main gear strut. I made an axle long enough to accompany the 4 nose wheels. Each wheel is separated by wheel collets.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Awesome nose wheel bro! Hope Tehhhjjjas is doing great for you guys!!
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Thanks Eddie, it isnt bad out here.....Lots of time home with the fam, and time to build/fly! Miss Cali and we plan on returning there end of 2014 to be flying FRED again. Hope you are well too man!
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Here is the nose gear for my big F14 project that is waiting for me to get back to work... It is a robart main. The axle was custom made from a section of steel rod... I couldn't find any official axles that were wide enough to allow two wheels. Just used standard wheel collars to secure the wheels and the alen-key screw in the strut to lock in the axle.

Works great... a bit heavy, but not too bad now that I have cut it down and shortened the spring up a lot.
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