Wooden fork for nosegear craft

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cluttonfred

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I am quite sure you could make a nosewheel fork out of laminate hardwood like maple or ash. I have seen laminated wood bows wrapped in fiberglass used for taildragger main gear in the Croses Criquet and other designs. You could certainly use half a bow as a nosewheel strut with a free-swiveling nosewheel but bolted and riveted aluminum tube with bungee springs would be my preference for a steerable nosewheel.
 

TFF

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WW1 planes used wood gear most of the time. You looking for an elegant solution or just a solution?
 
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