Thread Tools
Nov 18, 2002, 08:10 PM
MULTI ENGINE FANACTIC
CESARNOGUEIRA's Avatar

Hercules C-130 Landing Gear Help


Hi!
Anyone has any idea on how could I design a retractable for the main landing gear of an Hercules c-130 ???
HELP!
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Nov 18, 2002, 09:05 PM
Registered User
I've seen a cam design that people have used. A air cylinder moves a mechanism that pulls the gear straight up on a guide. I'll see if I can find the photos that I had for it. Another way would be to just skip the mechanism, and just use air cylinders straight up to pull and push the gear down and up.

david
Nov 19, 2002, 07:30 AM
MULTI ENGINE FANACTIC
CESARNOGUEIRA's Avatar
I'll be waiting anxiously!
Thanks a lot!
Nov 19, 2002, 10:41 AM
Designer/Builder
Jim Young's Avatar
On Skip Mast's C-130 design, he calls for a standard mechanical retract to actuate the main L.G. The landing gear is mounted to a plate that can slide up and down. The retract is used to move the plate up and down. A slot in the plate translated the rotation of the retract into vertical displacement. Make any sense?

Let me know if you would like a picture.

-Jim
Nov 19, 2002, 04:10 PM
MULTI ENGINE FANACTIC
CESARNOGUEIRA's Avatar
Oh, yes, yes!
If possible I really would like to see any pics!
THANKS A LOT!!!
Nov 19, 2002, 08:38 PM
Registered User
Here is one I have...
Nov 19, 2002, 08:38 PM
Registered User
another...
Nov 19, 2002, 08:39 PM
Registered User
and another...
Nov 19, 2002, 08:40 PM
Registered User
and yet another.
Nov 19, 2002, 10:18 PM
H2OFLY

dizza -


Just how biggggg is that 130 of yours?! What is the wingspan?

Terry
Last edited by Terry; Nov 20, 2002 at 10:50 AM.
Nov 20, 2002, 07:32 AM
Speed Demon
GregG's Avatar
Thanks for the pics. Let's see, 4 pics ought to be good for 4000 words, right?
Nov 20, 2002, 11:05 AM
MULTI ENGINE FANACTIC
CESARNOGUEIRA's Avatar
The ezoners are always surprising me!!!
Thanks a LOT!!!!
Cesar
Nov 20, 2002, 03:42 PM
Registered User
I wish that C-130 was mine... Its actually from Richard at wannafly.com. He sold his plane though. He took a lot of reference photos for me, because I'm building the smaller of the 3 plans available from Palmer Plans. Mine will not use retracts though. Trying to convert it to electric, if all goes well, I'll build another and possibly add retracts in it.

I have a huge library of C-130 photos if anyone needs them.

David
Jun 05, 2008, 07:54 PM
Heli Mad
stevebarrow's Avatar
On Skip Mast's C-130 design, he calls for a standard mechanical retract to actuate the main L.G. The landing gear is mounted to a plate that can slide up and down. The retract is used to move the plate up and down. A slot in the plate translated the rotation of the retract into vertical displacement. Make any sense?

Let me know if you would like a picture.

Hi Jim

Would please post some pictures of this?

Thanks,

Stephen
Jun 05, 2008, 08:55 PM
Designer/Builder
Jim Young's Avatar
I'll have to see if I can find the drawings. The C-130 was one of those projects that never got off the ground for me.

-Jim


Thread Tools