Originally Posted by Nathan Gifford
So why are you dumping it??
There is no go reason to keep it. the rebuild would add many hours to the aircraft rebuild and in the end there is no benifit to the RG. a ten MPH decrease in top speed is a decrease you never see in flight unless racing. the cruse speed will be the same, maybe use a little more fuel but not worth the rebuild of the gear. we removed the wheel wells today and we will get back the much needed fuel space the gear took up. a closer look today revealed that there is not a straight part left in the gear, the half forks are bent, the struts are bent and dented, the pivot structure is bent and has cracked welds. It is Junk