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Old 01-18-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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HELP!- Re Gear doors

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I'm stuck with installing closing Nosegear doors (On the Cessna310)-- I am using Spring Air so the spring action opens the doors- I can figure out how to make them close, with wisker wires attached, but how do i make the doors stay open so when retracting gear the wheel does not hit the doors?-
Could someone send me a diagram on the proper process? Any help would be appreciated
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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Hi ,There are many ways ,but here is the one they use for the gear doors on the top flite GS mustang. Can be use for any plane.
This one is using a rubber band

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What about just using a little spring to hold them open?

I like the mechanism in the previous post, but it looks kinda bulky for the style of wheelwell you are dealing with.

Rubber band would work to, but may need to be replaced once in a while. As long as the doors always opened, then it's not a problem. Worst case senario, your gear is stuck down.
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If your 310 has the room in the nose I would mount a small micro servo on them with some linkage for opening and closing. The spring airs operate very fast especially on closing and the servo would be slower. This is just a thought but your model is a twin it would not hurt to have an ounce of weight in the nose.
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