widening of landing gear on series2

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Postby Guest » Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:28 pm

I don't think Brandon has flown his plane yet ? Brandon ?
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Postby rayjb60 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:44 pm

Eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww a pink Lazair???? Now Ive seen everything! :lol:

I have a stock series II with the narrow gear....can someone remind me WHY I would want wider gear?

As soon as Im moving forward I'm flying this lady, so Im not sure where wide gear would help?.....as a mater of fact, isn't a narrow gear even better for tracking?

That gear diagramed is going to place a tremendous torque in the tube around the welds, because of the sweep back of the gear.

It will be acting like a torsion bar, and be nice and springy....It could fail around the welds after a number of hard landings or bumpy runways.

Dont forget a hard landing can easily create 2 G on the gear, and it does not look adequate for many 900lb loadings.

I wonder if anyone here has had a failed landing gear experience.....it would be interesting to see where it broke.


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Postby JPXman » Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:29 pm

this is why wide gear is better, eh flyalaz? :)

karl was really skimmin the ground on this flypast :)

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Postby xgary » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:41 pm

wide gear like on a ser 3 is all you need. i seen many novices flying the ser and 2 narrow gear over hte last 25 years and the gear is not really a big issue. the rudder pedals were a better asset than the wider gear at the time. Cross control was fun in the X winds. slapping your stick around to get tail straight.
If you taxing on eneven ground the narrow gear an be a bit tippy.

but like ray said the wider the gear the more strain somewhere else.
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Postby flyalaz » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:04 am

Gee Tyler, thanks for sending in such a flattering picture! Just so everybody knows, it was a gusty day, ok, and not cowboy flying that put me in that elegant pose.
When my plane was just sitting there parked next to Steve's wide track, I had to bring the wing back down several times, while the wide track gear just wobbled a little. Stable, yes, but I think the narrow gear is a little more aerodynamic tucked in closer to the pilot, and my little fairing hides it even more. Maybe I will get a chance to sample wide track if I can get all the parts for my other rebuild project!

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Postby flyalaz » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:33 pm

Hey Tyler,

Just going through some of the old pics from last summer, and I came across this one. Most people use the pull starters though, but if you have a talent.....Hee hee!
Are you going to make it back here this year? A little more formation flying would be a blast. Who knows, maybe there will be more this year. Dave should be up and running, and join in the flight too.

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Postby jb88ci » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:23 am

always wanted to meet a girl who could suck start a turbine engine.....not a guy who could suck start a rotax.....lol....
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Postby xgary » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:44 am

bwahahahaahahh perfect. !!!!

btw i can hand prop a rotax on a gear box but never been able to on a jpx or a rotax., never tried a pioneer .
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Postby flyalaz » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:15 am

Maybe we should start a zingers string! We can always use a good laugh. I don't mind laughing at myself, that way I beat other people to the punch!

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Postby Shannon » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:27 pm

Here's a good laugh !
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