Re: Hoop Gear Suggestions
That would work also. But as you noted, not much real estate to work with at the fuselage and canard junction. Lots of
challenge. Still, it is a possible venue. Steve..using the Grove gear, how did the ramp angle work out and the gear stagger
to bring the C/L of the tires to the MKII location from the Datum? You see why I chose the RV7 gear design?
Not only for reasons of working out a lot of installation issues , but the design has been flying the Experimental aircraft sky
ever since the W8/W10 plans were sent by Mr. Wittman. I am skilled enough in TIG welding this is not a big event to fabricate.
Vern in frozen (again) Oklahoma
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I helped a fellow builder install a Grove aluminum gear, on his Dragonfly. There were plenty of challenges in finding a location for the attach points, reinforcing the fuselage structure, machining the attach brackets, locating the holes for the hydraulic brake lines, etc.