Originally Posted by Monterey10
I scrounged up a used Alpha 450. On my 4th landing, the plywood block that holds the rear landing gear fell out. (on a fairly smooth landing I might say) Looking at it, it appears that there was just a tiny amount of CA (?) holding the balsa block into the airframe. Because of this, there was no damage to the block or airframe.
I am inclined to use epoxy on the block back to attach it to the air frame. This would give it more strength. Is this the correct idea, or, shall I use a minimal amount of CA, to allow the landing gear to break away again ?
I suppose the best idea would be to have it rubber mounted so it gave on harder impacts and still held the plane on normal landings. I don't see how I could do this on the bottom of the plane.
Thanks in advance.
That's exactly what I would do M-10. Not a whole lot, but at least 2 or 3 drops on every mating surface.
The front gear is pretty sturdy on mine, so I believe if something bad enough happens to rip the rear landing gear off- you're going to be doing some pretty serious fuselage repairs any how!
Please Keep us posted on how it goes!