Originally Posted by gsm026
How much does the Tam kit really help? I'm getting better with it but still have an occasional bouncer. Also some tendancy to bend the gear even with fairly nice landings.
On a hard surface like I fly from, I don't think they really make a difference...but...if/when you run off the runway or miss the runway and end up in the grass, they help considerably. You may still bounce but you won't bend these though! The main gear is still vertical with a spring allowing the wheels to pull backward. On the hard surface, I don't think the forces are enough to pull the gear backward. This is why I say they don't make a huge difference on hard surfaces. Just my opinion. They're nice struts though. If you plan on using brakes, I would also see a benefit as the springs would dampen the forces pulling the wheels backward.