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Old 06-17-2005, 03:25 PM
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matco = specs
cleveland = more than specs
Other way around, and in this case "more" equals almost double.

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john had his gear fully weighed down in the florida heat for years. Seems that they post cured to that position. proposed solution, post cure in the unsprung position
The gear is supposed to be post cured before you get it. It's baked in an oven. Heating to 100F or so should NOT affect it.
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:42 PM
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on the post curing thing - just the only thing that makes sense to me. you did nothing wrong, s&^t happens, it just happened to you again, and again etc.

there has to be a cause and the only one i have been able to come up with is this - i thought you agreed?
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:45 PM
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I don't disagree. I simply don't know, and have moved on to other things. I've heard that the gear on VariEZs and LongEZ's, even Cozy's can "take a set" and some people lift the wing to let it spring back after flying. Mine sat in the same position for months at a time. Maybe it "took a set" which, is apparantly rather similar to "taking a dump".

Nat's advise on the subject was "put the wheel pants on and forget about it", so that's what I did. No worries.
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:46 PM
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I've just changed my stock Velocity Matcos
I don't have the model number in front of me.

How many pistons and how many pads does your have? I bet there the same as I have (5 inch wheel). The ones I have are good for a 2500 lb aircraft. This is almost twice my normal weight.

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Old 06-17-2005, 06:17 PM
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The Clevelands are IM199-60's, the same as Cessna 180 and 210s. Single caliper 2 piston, 2 pad. The wheels are 6.00-6 type III.

The upgraded Matcos are (I think) 323s. The standard Velocity Matcos are W600XT.

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