Originally Posted by hate2crash
Hey Galand or anyone else here, i have had issues with my front gear not only the bracket breaking loose but also strut bends...This happens during my landing approach when my cessa hits the thick grass before reaching blacktop runway...i have fixed twice already and wondered if anyone has replaced with thicker strut...maybe the front stut off a larger FMS/airfield trainer could be retro fitted and would not bend....If i was better at landing where i wanted the gear would hold up fine..it has nice dampener/shock...Any suggestions while i have this bird appart is appreciated..thx
The stock nose wheel strut has a fair diameter. I should be possible to find or fashion a heavier one. I have also used the nose strut from the FMS T28 on a canard plane. But then something else will break. It acts like fuse absorbing excessive force.
I have swapped my Cessna for a Radian glider and also bought the new Mercury from Nitroplanes:
Fantastic flyer btw.
So I am out of the Cessna business for the time being.