Wanted a good backcountry capable mount that didn’t break the bank. Also, With the kind of flying I do with it I knew there is the possibility of bending or breaking something.Wow! What inspired you to make all those mods?
Berson , The bellyflap does nothing to protect the prop as it on the bottom and to the side of the wheels. Surprisingly most of what comes off of the wheels goes past the prop due to the wheel base being outside of the prop diameter by a few inches. I still get things that go through the prop such as mud whenever I land on a mud bar that has caused problems, not with the prop due to it having protective leading edges, but the prop slings the mud onto the fuselage fabric and it breaches the paint. Have considered mounting Mudflaps behind the wheels, but it is so rarely a problem that it really is not worth the weight they would add.Does that belly flap deflect rocks away from the prop? Or is the pusher prop high enough away from the rocks?
I picked up a rock into the prop on the first taxi of my pusher design.
I had two main wheels under the cockpit about 16” apart and a nosewheel.
Rocks can get squeezed and shot out any direction even forward. Was taxiing on asphalt with some loose gravel.
Twin Tehcumseh 10hp stock engines. T-tail (above photo not in frame)