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schines

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Help with landing gear bushings
« on: Jan 25, 2018 »
Hi all,
I thought I had seen a discussion of landing gear bushing length on this forum or in the news letter archives, but I can't seem to find it either place. If I remember correctly, it turned out that the plans were incorrect. My IILS plans call for 2" bushings cut down to 1" after welding. However, I am converting to the strap style gear mounts shown in the Jan/Feb/Mar '04 newsletter which calls for the front bushings to be 2" and the rear 2-3/4" and no mention of cutting.  I just wanted to confirm the correct bushing length for this set up. I'd appreciate it if anyone can point me in the right direction.
Thanks,
Scott

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Re: Help with landing gear bushings
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2018 »
I also modified the fuselage on the project I bought to incorporate a strap-on landing gear with a radius plate above the Gear I don't think the length of the bushings is that critical I made sure the rear bushings were tall enough so that the head of the bolt would clear the diagonal on the side of the fuselage, it just cost more for longer bolts.

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Re: Help with landing gear bushings
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2018 »
Thanks Mytonic. I can't see any use for the excess bushing length either, but I am no engineer.

 

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