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Old 12-07-2009, 08:14 PM   #11
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I'm going to hang out on a limb, and suggest that landing gear was set forward to aid in a severe balancing problem experienced by early designs.
I would use it, because it makes good design sense, and wheels are heavy.

Besides, I would want to save my prop too. So you kill two birds with a stone.

I've spent most of my money and time on model airplanes, mean women, and beer. All the rest was just a waste.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:56 PM   #12
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Thank you very much for your kind offer.

The plan calls for #11 Trexlers. It seems a little strange to give them a number rather than a diameter! Anyway, measurement shows then to be 4" in diameter.

I am not a fan of Trexlers, I think that they are heavy, there is even more equipment to take to the field with the pump and every one I have ever had my hands on has had cracks in the rubber.

What size are your wheels? I fly off a grass field and so I consider 4" to be the minimum diameter that I will be putting on the Powerhouse.

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:16 PM   #13
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Geff - I, ahem, haven't been able to find them yet but the more I think about it, the more certain I am that they are 3 1/2" diam. I'll keep looking - PM me if they'd be any good.
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