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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:55 AM
Why kamikaze pilot wear helmet
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Toe in or Toe Out on War bird front landing gear?

Ok, wich way is more stable for landing and take off.

Is it better to have your wheels a little toed in or out?

I know stright ahead would be great. LOL
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Second the toe in.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:08 PM
Why kamikaze pilot wear helmet
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:15 PM
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depends.. narrow gear like the P-40 & Bf 109, toe-out. just like the real ones.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 01:53 AM
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Agree with P40 on that one..tow in on narrow gear...more likely to nose over..they toed em out in the idea that it would help...

Mustang was toed in

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Old Apr 22, 2011, 09:12 AM
Why kamikaze pilot wear helmet
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So Would the tow in or out effect take off?

I have a 540T Edge, When I take off, I have to use some/alot rudder like my war birds, but once it get to a good speed before I give it some up elevator, I have noticed it starts to nose over ( the front of the bird is heading toward the ground at 40-50mph take off speed)

I have even hit the prop before take off once, so i get worreid when I see it start noseing over I tend to jurk the elevator, it lifts off, but hit hits the tail wheel pretty hard.

I cant look to see if it has toe in or out, as I was flying it yesterday, and I freaken had a stall while doing a hover about 50feet off the ground. I was able to get it do nose over, I made it dive stright down to get some speed, and pulled up last sec, it riped the wheels out, and almost broke the hole back end off the bird.

But she will fly once more
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 01:57 PM
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you could actually use more toe on one gear to counter the tendancy for a warbird to not track a straight line on take off

They want to go right..so put a touch more toe on the right gear to help hold it straight. Just like on a car..race cars use more toe, along with other things to either make the car more stable and help with understeer..less toe..less stable..

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Old Apr 23, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Toe in because the drag on the ground will tend to straighten to zero toe. Full size airplanes are almost always straight on
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Old May 01, 2011, 09:28 PM
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Well I did not have time to make my retracts have toe in, but made the straight. Well I came in fast and I touch down a little harder than I would like and the wheels dug in the mud.

Warning to others. This caused them to toe out and made the retracts collapse.

If the were toed in. It would of not failed as the action of being pushed in would go agenst the bracket vs pushing against the servo
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Old May 10, 2011, 09:24 PM
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toe in

Toe in around 2-3 degrees, do not toe one side more than the other, all these type planes pull right on take off so use rudder not aleron to correct. Leroy

Why toe in, ? Like on your car, front wheels have toe in to keep wheels from wandering, it does the same thing on these scale models and aids tracking. LEROY
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Old May 11, 2011, 10:48 AM
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use both
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