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Postby yankeflyer » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:11 pm

wicks has another possibilty for a rotory skid

http://www.wicksaircraft.com/catalog/pr ... ec32d4d5e2
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Postby shorty_ » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:45 am

too heavy ? 1.88 lbs? damn that extra 4 lbs on tail
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Postby yankeflyer » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:27 pm

The weight of my rotary skid came in at approximately 2.2 lbs. which is exactly the same weight of my tail wheels.

I'll post a picture of the original skid, (when I find it) that came with the plane and its associated hardware and brake cables -- they weight approximately 5.6 lbs.

Once I get the brakes on the main wheels and a fuel tank on, I will do a proper weight and balance.
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Postby yankeflyer » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:40 pm

I like your set up, it looks factory like it came that way. Makes me want to go back to my job and do it like yours and it looks easy to do. Is that in the plans somewhere? I sure hope to get the plane in the air -- sometime the next few weeks. There's already a fly in advertised here in Arizona sometime in the early part of February.

Great pictures of the plane......
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Postby ozzie » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:31 pm

I replaced my stock black factory ones with a set same as these half the weight and just had to fit a small spacer as they are narrower than the stock ones.
you can find these in toy stores and K Mart type store as they are off the small fold up scooters. available in various colors and if you search well you can find a clear set that flash cool colors when they spin. pretty cheap as well.
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Postby uscgairdale » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:16 pm

I used some flanged bushings that I got from Aircraft Spruce and they worked out great. I can look up the part number if you guys want. Making some new castering tailwheels shouldn't be to big of a job if you had an old one to build from. One of the tailwheels on my Lazair 2 was trashed so I just rebuilt it.

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Postby uscgairdale » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Joe, those billet main wheels are sweet!
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