I'm debating which one to go with.
The steering nose gear is obvious superior in ground handling, and i have been studying the ch-601 nose gear, but there are a couple things i do not like about them. 1. The Nose Gear is directly connected to the rudder peddles, so if you bent the front gear on a landing, there is a possibility you will lose the ability to steer. 2. More complex (More weight)
The castering nose wheel has a couple concerns for me also. I have read about tendencies of the nose gears to dig in on the RV and collapse the nose gear. Ground handling would be a concern, do the brakes wear out quickly, nose wheel shimmy becoming a problem?
Any insight would be nice, I'm leaning to the steerable nose gear because all i fly are pipers and thats what I'm use too.