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Aan Fletcher09/11/2009 09:13:20
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Help Please
 
I have a Black Horse Chipmunk 65inch wing span and powered by a Saito 82 f/s. In the air the aircraft performs very well , however, the only weankness I have encountered is with the landing gear. Although I fly from a well kept flying grass field the undercarriage after a number of reasonably good landings is clearly far from robust enough for the purpose.  Has any body had similar problems or recommendations to correct/modify this weakness for what is very good aircraft. The main issue with the under carriage is that they are bendy and wobbly at the u/c wing mounting,
 
Thanl you.
 
Rgds
 
Alan

Edited By Aan Fletcher on 09/11/2009 09:47:30

Bruce Richards09/11/2009 09:18:07
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HI Alan
 
Looks like you are quite new here. So welcome to the friendly forum.
 
2 club members have this model. I think one of them has enlarged the hole in the U/C block and fitted some brass tubes the correct internal diameter for the U/C legs. This has made them a lot less wobbly. Not sure if this is the same problem you have. Please explain what is wrong with your U/C so that people can provide better answers.

Edited By Bruce Richards - Moderator on 09/11/2009 09:19:10

Bruce Richards09/11/2009 09:23:42
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Hello Alan, here's the standard welcome post you may already know a lot of the stuff but have a look anyway.
They're a great crowd in here and you'll find help with just about anything.
 
Can I ask that you have a look through these?.......Mostly about how to use the forum and general useful information.

 
Please read these. 

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Apart from that, just jump in and have fun.
Bruce
Clive Matthews09/11/2009 23:52:29
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Your absolutely right about the Blackhorse Chipmunks' undercarriage. Here's the link to the previous thread Alan;
 

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