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Old 11-28-2006, 04:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by twinotter
The front wheels on amphibs are castoring, steered using differential braking. The nose wheels retract up on top of the floats, as for the main wheels I'm not quitesure how they retract. I would be interested in seeing how you rig t up though as I would like to have an amphib aircraft.
The braking is on the trailing wheels, nes pas?

I have long wanted to do this setup but with little understanding and no machine shop to name but a few of the obstacles, I have not attempted it. There would be a great deal of technical merit achievement for anyone making this a reality for modelers.

Kudos to the illustration and experience from those in the know. Waco, had retracts midships in the odd model. Not sure how they worked either. A single pair that appear to use skids at rear. Some transition from water to land with a ramp. I will post pics when I find them.

Great Thread Guys. Interesting stuff. I would love to see it done.
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