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Old May 02, 2015, 07:57 PM
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.062 Landing gear design for big wheels

Since you can buy up to 3" diameter wheels for 1/16" or .062 wire, what is the best way to make the landing gear for the flimsy wire? I'm thinking piper cub design but maybe there's a better way to keep the wheels from twisting.
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Old May 02, 2015, 08:26 PM
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Plane weight?
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Old May 02, 2015, 09:13 PM
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I was flying at 11oz but with a new wing and a few upgrades it should come out around 13-14oz. What is the limit?
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Old May 02, 2015, 09:38 PM
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I would go to .078 wire and drill out the wheels.
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Old May 02, 2015, 10:12 PM
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Ok. Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. I noticed Mpi wheels are drilled for .062 and Dubro are .078. On a side note my Mpi wheel was so out of round I had to remount the foam with a spacer underneath. Maybe Dubro is better.
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Old May 03, 2015, 12:24 AM
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I have found a lot of the lighter, Spider type wheels to be untrue. I have never seen it to effect
the plane. They Webble and they Wobble but they don't fall down.
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Old May 03, 2015, 12:38 PM
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Use a second piece of 1/16th wire Piper Cub style .. real easy and It works.. Very Well.
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