Recovering from knee replacement surgery, not progressing too much project wise, took some more pics; thinking of buying gear legs from Aviatorbell, toe-in intolerable from past landing crunches! Straightened somewhat using farm tractor repair techniques, but still not enough..!Any progress on your Jungster 1 Andy?
I would love to see some more pics of her.
Hope all is well
I just measured disc to disc on mine -43"- , your gear will definitely spread when attached to an airplane.. I had also removed 1/2" shim from each spring assembly leaving wheels with a couple degrees negative camber.. having ground looped once doing a not-so-fast taxi test out in Idaho, aircraft needs a 'wider stance' and 0 to slight toe out for stability, IMO..I hope your knee mends quickly and well!
Cheers for pictures.
I’m trying to sort the gear out on ours,Seems it’s been altered from the original gear a little.
The cross piece that connects the spring is not as deep as the original gear from when it was new. Seems to hold the gear at a more narrow stance when unloaded, it’s 37” from disk to disk and about 42” from centre of each tire.
Not sure if the weight will bring it out a bit and bring the tires more straight up and down, reducing 5 deg positive camber and fair amount of toe out.
Seems if I lower the upper spring rod pivots I can widen the stance a bit without inducing toe in. Seems to have toe out in wheel attitude and neutral in 3 point ( but I’m guessing a bit here)
Does anyone know how much if any the springs will give under the flying weight of say 850-900lbs ?