There are people looking for those legs. Might fund your next airplane by selling them.I have a coupe sets of flat main gear legs. I think one is from a 1958 C-172 and the other might be from a C-182. At one time I bought the remaining Cessna 100 series parts from a salvage yard when it closed down. Couple semi-trailer loads. Also still have some doors, fin, elevator, etc.
Bob Barrows streamlines the rear of the Bearhawk LG "Vees . The front legs is a round tube and the rear round tube is streamlined with aluminum of about 4" wide around a 4130 round rods for a frame work. The LG "V" is fabric covered.That seems to defeat the point; it's heavier, way more expensive and you don't get any benefit of the streamlining if it's fabric covered.
"The landing gear of the Tailwind represents the one and only area in which Steve broke entirely new ground in its design. Steve can lay claim to two different major patents in landing gear design: The flat gear, the called “Cessna” spring gear and the other being the tapered rod "Wittman" gear as used on the Tailwind (and the Buttercup before it). Although not actually as simple to make in a garage as it appears, the gear is wildly effective and downright clever in the way its twisting and spring action actually aid the gear geometry and help keep an airplane straight on the ground." -Budd Davison ( Wittman Tailwind Pilot Report )Hi,
I'm sure there is a perfectly obvious reason all landing gear are constructed from round tubing, but I don't know what it is. Anyone care to enlighten me? Likewise for wing struts.