Hi All... I am patching up my Airfield Hellcat (43"/1100mm WS ). She's been crashed so many times, but still wants to fly...but she needs feet.
THe original gear was wire with a plastic snap-in piece built into the bottom of the wing to hold it. didn't last long, as this was my 2nd plane.
My friend crashed his dynam c-47 and i put the wheels on my hellcat, but then prop clearance was a factor. with 11in prop, prop hits the ground when the tail rises. with 10 in prop, she flies too sluggishly for my liking.
So, after giving up and hanging her in the garage for 6 months, i decided to give her another go at a flying life... i took her down and did a lot of work to patch up the holes and mount a new motor, and some other mods.... but she still needs landing gear.
any ideas on building a sturdy gear for her? something that will last more than a couple flights? and tracks straight? (she has a steerable tailwheel)