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Old Oct 03, 2014, 11:41 PM
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Landing gear for a 50lb plane

Hello,

I'm working on a project for school and I'm assigned the task of securing a landing gear system for the 50lb aircraft. I have experience with smaller, lighter rc planes, but nothing of this size. Would any of you be kind enough to direct me to any online stores for landing gears I could purchase for this aircraft? Or maybe a recommend a reference I could study to properly design one.

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Old Oct 04, 2014, 05:59 AM
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AMR, Chief aircraft come to mind. You need to look at 40%, 150-200cc stuff for that kinda weight range
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Old Oct 04, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Have you looked at TnT Landing Gear"

Tom Kroggel has some pretty big landing gear

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Old Oct 07, 2014, 09:29 AM
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Sierra gear may be interested in making some , there quality is always under rated as far as weight that they can handle .
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Old Oct 22, 2014, 07:28 AM
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Are you talking about a retractable type of landing gear, or just a standard (fixed) gear?
Is the landing gear supposed to be attached to the fuselage or to the wings?

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Old Nov 03, 2014, 03:30 AM
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That size plane you have to think out of the box, and shop out of the hobby, so to speak. Look to Harbor freight, WW Graingers, McMaster-Carr, Material handling places. Hand truck or small trailer wheel-tire assemblies would suit you, just keep it light. You may be able to construct the framework from aluminum or carbon fiber tubing, or start with a aluminum hand truch or such and modify. SDS hobby has some bigger stuff as does the 3D Hobbyshop. A call to 3D would get you pointed in a good direction if not solve your problems.

Good Luck!

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Old Nov 06, 2014, 09:27 PM
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Do you have any Plans/ drawings for me to take a look at ?? I build 1/4 and 1/3 scale gear for Cubs and the like, maybe I could lend a hand let me know when you can.... just some food for thought
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Old Nov 15, 2014, 03:13 AM
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Well, a quick calculation leads to a landing gear height requirement of at least 19"
These online stores don't seem to have one of that size.
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Old Nov 15, 2014, 05:00 AM
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Most planes larger than 1/4 scale are scratch built. By craftsmen. That's the nature of this community, we're not an "off the shelf" bunch.

Plenty of us here are engineers, fabricators, or skilled tradesmen. Many learned their building skills because they wanted to build and fly. Most are mechanicaly talented. We join forces and do some incredible stuff. For pride and knowledge and just because we want to.

If you're truly interested in doing something worthwhile, you're going to need a team. Make friends, get involved, Join the AMA. Learn to fly. Most clubs are more then happy to help a new pilot to learn to fly. You start small and work your way up to the big stuff, which comes with big skill, money, and commitment. You'll see very quickly just how possible things can be.

Most of us who tend toward toward the larger planes spend a lot of time on Flyingiants, RCGroups Sister forum.

I go back and forth. I'm involved in a couple of larger planes right now, so am spending most of my time there. I try to keep up here, and help out with questions I'm qualified to answer when I can.

I'm not sure how to help, because you havn't really said if you want to learn to fly RC, or if you're just trying to get a job done.

If you're looking to get involved in the hobby, you're in the right place. I believe RC Groups is responsible for more new pilots than any other single entity. Myself included. If that's what you want to do, we will have you in the air in no time.

Just head to the beginners thread, introduce yourself, and read, read, read. If you like the big planes (and why wouldn't you) , get over to Flyingiants and introduce yourself there.
On the other hand, if you're just looking for a quick answer for a college paper or such, Just hire an engineering firm to design and build what you want. They're out there, I ran one for years until my health let me down. If that's what you are looking for, You may be better off looking at full size aircraft manufacturers, or Ultralight hobby aircraft and scaling down, rather than taking Giant scale RC equipment and scaling up.

Ps, even if you didn't come here looking fo a hobby, have a good look around and talk to some people, You'll find most everybody here helpful, and willing to answer questions. We were all beginners once. You may have stumbled onto something great. You'll have a great time learning what you need to know for your course too. These days, you can get an almost uncrashable plane for about $300 ready to fly. Look at the e-flite Apprentice for example. Join a club - Look on the AMA website for club near you. If you join the AMA and a club, you're insured, have a safe place to fly, some friends t do it with, and a plane. for under $500 all told. If you decide it's not for you, you can get half your money back and chalk it up to experience. Betcha you don't ever look back though. If you decide you're in, drop me a PM, and I'll help you any way I can.
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