I want to applaud you for your courage and resourcefulness, in going ahead with this project and sharing so openly with us. This is really inspiring and an example to those who keep raking in investment money and show little for it. I hope all of us at homebuiltairplanes support you and encourage you. keep up the good work.
That looks really well thought out. I would like to see or hear more details about the build and especially the retracts.
Hereby some more pictures during prototyping...That looks really well thought out. I would like to see or hear more details about the build and especially the retracts.
Really nice stuff. I am lost in CAD world on a clients project and it is nice to see actual pictures of actual parts. I like the way you have just used the struts and made simple and robust attachments. I also like the combination of simple 2 and 3d milling and sheet metal. Very manufacturable. Nice stuff.
wow! simply fantastic! keep up the good work!
It looks impeccable. Those are motorcycle forks, are you sure they could stand the loads of a landing gear?. Weight distribution in bike I think is not 50/50.Hereby some more pictures during prototyping...
Actually the tricycle gear is retractable, but I will not activate from the very beginning of trials, to not add to much critical things.
Certanily helps to answer the question of how to use motorcycle front forks.
Great build gtex!
We'll see... If weather, finances, time are OK, I hope being able to run part 3 by next spring or summer... I steel need to buy the gear between engine and propeller, need also to mount the engine (the BMW motorcycle is already bought, but I've to adapt the engine to my wing, with frame, and all equipments...) I also need to buy the propeller....So 'part 2' is not finished yet, but I forecast to be ready for some engine ground testing by next autumn.Where is the part 3 where it flies ?
I can see you have done your homework.Hi Captarmour,
Yes, steerable, it will be easier to steer the machine.
For stability reasons I applied the angle like on bicycle forks (21°) and the positionning of the steering column axis behind the wheel axis, intersecting the wheel radius at around 0.25xR, as I already tested in my GTx9-09 model.
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Strange, I thought I answered this one - Cap is correct, there isn't enough trail by the looks of it but rake actually matters little unless of course the rake is the determining factor for the trail.In this diagram the 'trail' looks like zero,
Most motorcycles have about 4 inches of trail with about a 25 to 30 degree 'neck'. 21 degrees is steeper than on a motorcycle,