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Bavafa 07-07-2022 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by erich weaver (Post 1618242)
Canít remember ever hearing about this happening before

Plus one.

For those who wish to not have any resistance on the nose wheel, Matco sales a very nice axle for a very reasonable price (around $50).
I had installed it on multiple RV with great success.

lr172 07-07-2022 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by jask (Post 1618423)
I was watching an RV6A landing a few months ago. I was 300 or 400 feet away but when the nose wheel touched down, probably at about 30 kts, there was a rapid oscillation of the gear fore and aft of several inches maybe about 6 times. The force to bend the nose gear must be huge.

It is. It is spring steel, so the oscillations you see are typical. People on the field are always telling me something is wrong with the nose gear after seeing me land or taxi. Leg needs to give on hard landings, so spring steel, struts or some sort of rubber doughnuts. Not saying it is a good or bad design only that it takes way more force than a locked up 4" rubber tire to bend it.

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