Some is Alum and Mild steel There is no call for 4130 but not sure what they used 65-70 years ago I used 4130 chromoly on all the plates. Also the prints are almost yellow because of the age of them. I have the pieces cut and made but the gear sure weigh a lot that is why I was thinking aircraft grade gear from the Cessna. What I see is many builders go Grove gear and clamp to front root spar under the cockpit but your stance is rather narrow. A center hole in a end table did the router mount just fine for me and your right so easy.Hard for me to read those plan sheets in the photos. What material are they calling out for most of the parts?
Weight. The smaller the airplane's EW the more critical adding weight becomes.Lil Scrapper you like making parts. What is your thought on taking 2 nose gears off a Cessna 150 and making it work for main gear on the Taylor mono. View attachment 78561 View attachment 78562 View attachment 78563View attachment 78564 Damper would not be needed and angle would be set when welded to spar plate.
That's how I did my kayak cockpit rim, and also the bent wood for a fork on my nosewheel towbar (for something airplane related). Worked great as long as there was no grain runout.one of the things the piet guys use to steam capstrip is to use a pvc pipe with a cap on one end. put the strip in the tube then boil some water with a tea kettle and pour it in
Good Idea. Thanks.I messed around trying to save $10 bucks by making my own steamer device. Ended up being a PITA and not worth the time. I wound up buying a drywall steamer off craigslist and run that into a big PVC pipe that's capped at each end and has some vent holes for steam to escape. Works great and is cheap.
Since you seem sincere, I figure maybe I can help. Not to speak for Scrapper, but the "Those who can't, teach" comment has been interpreted as a comment about folks who possess little useful capability in an area and then drift into interfering with other folks who are trying to learn on the same topic. NOT a compliment...Little Scrapper......wow,wow,wow....why am I a jerk?
That quote was meant as a compliment...
Maybe for you. For me, I ended up contracting the bending, the heat treating, and the shotpeening... See http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8344&page=2, post 17 for my history in doing spring gear. I want to hear all the details on how you do it, because it has to be less fuss than mine.Bending a spring can't be too hard, might actually be fun.