P51 Landing gear

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P51 Landing gear

Post by mikeyt » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:56 am

ImageImage a simple mod to lower the gear and still be able to show it retracted

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Post by MZ826 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:20 am

Nice repair. Thats one thing with almost all of these planes those stiff landing gear.

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Post by Studly » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:26 pm

Hey mikeyt nice to see the undercart doors in the right position...can you tell us how you did it? :D

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Post by mikeyt » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:13 pm

Studly wrote:Hey mikeyt nice to see the undercart doors in the right position...can you tell us how you did it? :D
how i did this is i cut a section out of the gear legs .i drilled the gear legs and installed a pin and brass tube the gear sits closer to the wing and the door covers half the wheel youImage[/UR[URL=http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2988008880105162229JOiYda]ImageL]the gear can still retract just slide the leg down and close the doors before and affter pics

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Post by snake » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:45 am

Nice mod, mikeyt.

Looks far better.

Just don't have the tools,or probably the skill anymore,to attempt this myself.

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Post by tko211 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:10 am

Looks way better. Do they still retract into the wing properly now that they are shorter? I might have to do this to mine!

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Post by mikeyt » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:28 am

tko211 wrote:Looks way better. Do they still retract into the wing properly now that they are shorter? I might have to do this to mine!
yes still will retract or remove and close up the doors your choice

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Post by tko211 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:49 am

So just to clarify. Do you have to remove a portion of the main landing gear to retract and close the doors up (now that the gear is essentially shorter). Or do the shorter gears sill allow you the clearance to fit the wheel inside the wheel well.

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Post by mikeyt » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:47 pm

tko211 wrote:So just to clarify. Do you have to remove a portion of the main landing gear to retract and close the doors up (now that the gear is essentially shorter). Or do the shorter gears sill allow you the clearance to fit the wheel inside the wheel well.
you can pull the gear legs back to the orginal size and close the doors or pull them off and close the doors the shorter gears will not retract you have to remove or slide them down

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Post by mikeyt » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:29 pm

ImageImageright side pulled out to retract and close doors left side not pulled out doors will not close. a 3/4in section was cut out of the gear leg

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