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Old 08-02-2018, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer View Post
Nice - at this scale if it were me I'd forgo the landing gear, save weight and make it hand launch. Unless you have a bowling green or paved surface retracts at this size often end up more trouble than they are worth in my experience.
My first one had plug in crap wheels till I got fed up with them ... then hand launched with clear underside. I agree.
It had a nasty habit though biting you on launch !! It really had a sweet spot on throttle ... not enough and she flopped - too much and she torqued.

Here you can see the crap fixed jobs :

But this one - because we have Cirava with paved runway ... I thought it would be nice to have them. They don't go true flush when up as the wing is not deep enough ... but should be ok wheels up onto grass.
I haven't fitted fairings or anything ... its just bare legs and wheels.

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