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Old 10-21-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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Large scale Oleo Struts to mate with RCLander retracts

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I have the following Struts:

GM002-19001 190mm Oleo Struts / Tri Gear Set / A Link

I have the following Retracts:

LD-LMERS-1B Large Full Matel Heavy Duty Electric Retract System

All the retracts use a 6mm pole to mount the struts. The nose gear retract mounts with the 6mm hole but the problem is that the main struts do not have a 6mm hole but have a 12.75mm fat post to mount with. I want to drill a 6mm hole into those 12.75 mm posts, and drill/tap set screws from the side similar to the nose gear. I could see that the mains have at least 1.5 inches of solid metal to drill into. Have a look at the attached photos.
I have a tap and die set that I could use to make the set screw holes.

Will this work? Will it result in solid landing gear for a 30-32 lbs plane? Can anyone offer any expertise as to how I should go about doing this. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Old 10-22-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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Re: Large scale Oleo Struts to mate with RCLander retracts

My A-26 was around 16 lbs and I can tell you my RC Lander retracts with 6mm pins could not stand the grass fields stress. The pins would bend or the retract electronic would burn.

Those oleoes week probably bottom out as well.

If you want etracts for a model that heavy you need to look on the Troy built models website for the ESM version 3 tricycle gear retracts.

They are expensive $400 but mine have been rock solid!
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