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Offline Jlwright

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Landing gear weight
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:49:09 PM »
Does anyone know how much the landing gear parts weight not counting the axles and wheels. What I'm looking for is the weight of all the tubing and springs.. I searched but didn't come up with anything. Thanks
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Offline Steve

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Re: Landing gear weight
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 09:41:18 PM »
Look here and see what weighs 15 lbs on a LE: http://www.angoraaffaire.com/leu/id48.htm 

The wheels with axles weigh 10 lbs...

Murray Randall has posted here in Off topics - what he is doing with a different way of snubbing the system with all up weight...

Sam Buchanan has written  here extensively about the gear - use a Forum Search on Sams' name and gear to see related discussion...

Offline Jlwright

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Re: Landing gear weight
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 08:34:33 AM »
Thanks Steve.  there is a fellow on the Lonesome Buzzards that sells a fiberglass gear that weighs 11 lbs. I was afraid it would have been much heavier.
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Offline rockiedog2

Re: Landing gear weight
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 04:12:09 PM »
My LEU gear weighs 8.5#. thats complete with axles, shock struts, springs, cabane vee and hardware. This particular gear is extended 2" from plans and the tube sizes are upgraded to 3/4 on one leg and 7/8 on the other(repair). That may be pretty close to the XL weight. Best I can do.

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Re: Landing gear weight
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 05:00:50 PM »
I thought 15 lbs sounded heavy especially without axles. Maybe I better just stick with th plans.
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Offline rockiedog2

Re: Landing gear weight
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 06:07:25 AM »
i don't think you will find a lighter gear than plans w/o going to some exotic material. the CF gear on mine now weighs same as the tube gear but is fanatically designed/installed. zero fat.
plans gear is the proper and correct gear IMO

 


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