Re: Belly Board

Richard Thomson

Hi Mike,

Think that is related to the TriQ version. On my TriQ there is a closing plate so not much space for fumes but wont tell until it flies.

Rich T

Triq200 G-BMFN

On 20/12/2022 12:54, Mike Steinsland wrote:

I like the idea of the hinge at the back because the air flow will help pull it down rather then fight it if the hinge is at the front.

I believe someone mentioned exhaust fumes getting in the cabin was the reason for changing the hinge location.

Anyone else have any issues with that?

On Tue., Dec. 20, 2022, 6:55 a.m. Sam Hoskins, <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:
My stock belly board is hinged at the back. I use it on every landing. After about 1,000 landings the hinge was getting a little worn so I replaced it.

It works fine.


On Mon, Dec 19, 2022, 6:38 PM Mike Steinsland <MIKESKUSTOMS@...> wrote:
Hi guys,
I'm thinking ahead a bit,
I'm installing my tail wheel and probably will look at installing the belly board next. All I have is the grainy belly board drawings that I've downloaded.
I seem to be able to make sense of them.
These show the board hinged at the back.
I understand it is recommended to hinge it at the front.
Is it a matter of just moving the hinge to the front and all is good?

Is there a lot of force required to extend it re: the size of the lever to extend it?


in the great white north

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