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Old 08-28-2007, 12:24 PM
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lynn - just a tinkin, as the current design of the baggage pods has such a long attach arm, would not this hard a landing rip em off too?
but they work. the attach is designed to hold them on with minimum load on the fasteners. the load is over a larger surface of the thin skin and most cases the attach points where put in a finished wing.
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:29 PM
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Wouldn't the strongest place to mount them be just outboard of the wing/strake joint? I think on a cozy that would clear the gear as well?
The further out you go the more they will effect roll rates, right?
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:07 PM
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Wouldn't the strongest place to mount them be just outboard of the wing/strake joint? I think on a cozy that would clear the gear as well?
The further out you go the more they will effect roll rates, right?
Thanks for the backup Chrissie. Exactly what I've been saying.
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:23 PM
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Wouldn't the strongest place to mount them be just outboard of the wing/strake joint? I think on a cozy that would clear the gear as well?
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:22 PM
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We have seen case of marks on the paint of the wheel pants and a matching mark on the bottom of the wing. we have seen tire marks on the bottom of the wing from a hard landing.
LOL...You guys can't tell when somebodies pulling all three legs! Lynn you are a card.
Flung it out there...Bit....Set the hook...... and reeeled 'em in.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:36 PM
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LOL...You guys can't tell when somebodies pulling all three legs! Lynn you are a card.
Flung it out there...Bit....Set the hook...... and reeeled 'em in.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:40 PM
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You think he's kidding?
Wouldn't planting it that hard cause a prop strike before wing/wheel interference?
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:44 PM
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Wouldn't planting it that hard cause a prop strike before wing/wheel interference?
Sure. But breaking a wooden prop would hardly keep the gear from contacting the bottom of the wing.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:59 PM
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Sure. But breaking a wooden prop would hardly keep the gear from contacting the bottom of the wing.
WOW! I would imagine that a landing that hard would require changing your pants.
I'm talking wheel pants that is.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:05 PM
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LOL...You guys can't tell when somebodies pulling all three legs! Lynn you are a card.
Flung it out there...Bit....Set the hook...... and reeeled 'em in.
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your right that would be a good joke if I were kidding, but i am not. this has happened. I have seen both a cozy 3 and a long eze with wheel marks on the bottom of the wing. one hit the prop and the other did not. remember the plane is still flying when the wheels hit. if the wheels hit hard and the plane is flying high enough to keep the prop from hitting the wheels will bounce up off the ground and hit the wing.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:30 PM
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Sure. But breaking a wooden prop would hardly keep the gear from contacting the bottom of the wing.
Ok- Yea...I thought he was kiddding. Yep. I figured we were discussing normal flight and landing scenarios where a fellow or feline taxi's off the strip properly and goes on with their business. Hardly did I think one would position the pods outboard of the arc of wheel pants and fairings deflecting up into the wing/strake surfaces and rebounding.
I would imagine one has to plan for all contingencies though, and I guess that is one of them so the jokes on me..
Somebody should let Gary Hunter know this 'cuz my pods from him clearly locate the connection points right at the junction between strake and wing on the wing proper...so he isn't thinking rubberband gear hoops are supposed to be on the possibles list of incidents. Dang, If your hoop gear can withstand that kind of punishment and live to work another day....thats an amazing thing. I would say that that was tantamount to thrashing the bird...& was way beyond a nose gear-up incident. YOW!!!
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:40 AM
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lynn - just a tinkin,...
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Was your dad or uncle an aluminum siding salesman, a tin knocker? So that makes you a tin kin?
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:05 PM
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last evening between spreading micro, taping a hinge and making a temp plywood templet i measured the gear to my proposed baggage pod attach point - no interference
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:37 PM
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Well, I'm re-locating the landing lights on my plane to the end of the strakes. Not wanting more complexity to a dropping compartment light and don't want to go back and punch holes in the bottom of my finished fuse, I decided this was a good alternative. I started digging out foam then remembered the baggage pods.

Not getting too deep in another project I ignored the details and assumed they were mounted on the strake ends - wrong! They're mounted on the wing root after reading this thread and going to other's websites.

The beginning of this thread Dust tells about a possible better placement after watching a video on the aerodynics of the AR5. So I looked it up but I'm not finding any information and I watched the whole video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HOVBcUDuD4
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