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Old 12-14-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Placement of Landing Gear

Is there some rule to follow if you want to place a landing gear(wheels) on an airplane which doesn't have them in the original design such as some foam models without wheels?
How do you decide where to place them on the fuse i.e. with respect to the C.G. etc....are there other factors to consider?
I fly from a no grass location...hence these questions...as always, your help is much appreciated!!!
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:07 AM   #2
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Perhaps you could say what the surface you fly off actually is rather than just what it isn't .

Positioning the wheels depends first on whether you want tricycle gear (nosewheel and 2 mains) or a taildragger (2 mains and a tailwheel or skid).

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Old 12-15-2006, 01:36 PM   #3
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On a conventionnal taildragger airplane, the main wheels must be in line or a little bit ahead of the wing`s leading edge. On a tricycle, the main wheels must be in line with the CG or a little bit behind.
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Default Landing Gear


Thanks for the replies guys...I fly off of a fairly flat dessert ground surface and have to dodge some bushes etc. when landing and taking off...I was thinking about tail dragging gear when I asked the question.
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