Author Topic: LEXL-A67  (Read 31063 times)

Offline CHARLES DEBOER

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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2017, 09:34:08 AM »
Started doing "crow  hops"  trying to get accustomed to a tail dragger.  I have always flown a tricycle gear ultralight.  A little cross wind and a little too slow and only 3 or 4 feet off the ground.  Bent the landing gear.

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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2017, 08:44:19 AM »
Charles, I bent the gear doing the same thing with LEU Treehugger, and I supposedly already knew how to fly a taildragger.

To strengthen your gear without adding weight, you could shorten the length of the axle tube to put the wheel as close to the tubing cluster as possible.  This would reduce the "lever arm" that is trying to bend the gear leg, just like you experienced.
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Offline CHARLES DEBOER

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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2017, 10:11:41 PM »
My Eagle is no longer a lame duck.  Fixed the bent landing gear and did a couple of "crow hops".  Check out the attached you tube link below.  A three point landing.  Yahooo!!!
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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2017, 06:13:29 AM »
Very nice.  That thing is ready to fly!
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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #64 on: June 18, 2017, 08:46:06 AM »
Well done Charles!



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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2017, 05:43:24 AM »
Way to go Charles! Congrats.

After you get some time on it let me know hoe the prop is doing, and if it needs an adjustment or not.
Frank

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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2017, 06:42:32 AM »
Congratulations Charles.  Happy flying
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Re: LEXL-A67
« Reply #67 on: March 28, 2021, 06:55:15 AM »
extend post for spring, safty wire there?
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