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Oct 25, 2020, 06:50 PM
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Looking for Replacement Wheels for Q500 plane


I recently lost a while during mid-flight this afternoon and was unable to locate it anywhere on my club's field. Would anyone have any suggestions for sourcing a new set of wheels that would be compatible with a Lanier Predator 500? Aftermarket wheels would be fine even if modifications to the landing gear is required.

Alternatively, if anyone has any spare sets they are willing to part with, PM me.

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Oct 25, 2020, 09:03 PM
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www.dubjett.com or darrolcady.com

Much better wheels than stock
Last edited by fizzwater2; Oct 25, 2020 at 09:16 PM.
Oct 27, 2020, 11:15 PM
Scott
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We typically use the Non ball bearing wheels on the 426 and Q40 airframes. I found that with ball bearing wheels the planes tend to run off the end of the runway before they stop.

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Oct 28, 2020, 09:39 AM
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Scott - good point. I thought about mentioning that, but it slipped my mind. I practice on our grass field, so running off the end isn't usually a problem..
Oct 28, 2020, 12:49 PM
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Yea, I learned that one the hard way. I thought I would buy the very best ball bearing wheels, what the heck, they were not that much more money. I landed the plane and it kept going, and going...

It was a long walk. When the guys quit laughing they told me non bearing wheels.....

Scott
Nov 04, 2020, 01:38 PM
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The nice thing with those is, you can steer perfectly using just the airflow over the rudder .... so when it hits the rough stuff at 60 mph it's lined up nice and square.
Nov 04, 2020, 04:56 PM
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The problem is landing a V tail 426 plane rudder authority is minimal.

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Nov 05, 2020, 10:51 AM
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I have a set. PM sent.

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