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Old Jun 21, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Need a .25 size high wing tail dragger, ideas?

Hi everybody, I am looking for a .25 size high wing tail dragger arf. The problem is I can only find tricycle set ups. Does anybody know where I can buy one from or have any suggestions? It has to be an arf, I currently don't have time to build a kit.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 12:47 PM
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You can leave the nose gear off and move the rear landing gear forward. You determine where you want the gear to be at and cut out the balsa and glue in a plywood mount for the landing gear. Then glue in some triangle stock on the inside of the fuse to help reinforce it. The drill the holes and mount the landing gear.
A good location is about in line with the leading edge of the wing or slightly back.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 03:39 PM
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You can leave the nose gear off and move the rear landing gear forward. You determine where you want the gear to be at and cut out the balsa and glue in a plywood mount for the landing gear. Then glue in some triangle stock on the inside of the fuse to help reinforce it. The drill the holes and mount the landing gear.
A good location is about in line with the leading edge of the wing or slightly back.
That's what I'd do. Not a very difficult mod. you could really just cut out the existing block, notch the fuse further up to accomodate the gear, epoxy it in with some reinforcement and patch the hole that it leaves where it was originally located. With the proper tools and a couple small pieces of covering it could be done in under an hour, minus time for the glue to dry.
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 02:00 AM
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Thanks guys, that should be easy enough. Doing that opens up a lot of options.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 08:58 AM
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earl and chill have the right idea one thing thats nice about that is you can re thing the landing gear ie lower, higher, wheels, wheel pants, CF, you name it.

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