Landing Gear with Steerable Tail Wheel

by hursto75 | April 13, 2014 | (16 Ratings) Posted in Projects

I love the FT Spitfire but found I wanted more scale take off and landing.  I thought landing gear would be a nice add. I used the front wheels from a T-28 and built the steerable tail wheel on my own. All the wood parts are made from 1/8" birch ply. I will include the wood plans for the parts I made. The included build video walks you through how to build and install the landing gear.

 

If you have any question or if you are interested in pre-cut wood parts shoot me an email at hursto75@gmail.com.

 

Plans

Front gear plans

Rear gear plans

Letter sized

Pre-cut kits are available at the Attitude RC Store.

COMMENTS

6mmflyboy on April 29, 2014
Could you tell us about the canopy? PLZ
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hursto75 on April 30, 2014
The canopy is made from the top part of a Pepsi 2 liter bottle. I used some black electrical tape cut thin for the detail.

Brad
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hursto75 on April 28, 2014
Butch let me know that the files were not printable. I added letter sized plans.

Thanks,
Brad
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hursto75 on April 24, 2014
10 Landings on this gear so far, working great.
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ScottyZ on April 25, 2014
Bravo sir. Well done!

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frogs84ss on April 25, 2014
really nice job thanks for sharing. I'd love to see it in action take off and landing.
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hursto75 on April 25, 2014
If it quits raining this weekend, and I can get a camera man, I will get some video this weekend.
Thanks for reading.

Brad
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cdharden on April 26, 2014
I like you design and your video on how to do these
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Yogenh on April 27, 2014
I like the gear a lot. How do you work it out for getting the parts for the wood of it?
You did a great job at it. Keep it up
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hursto75 on April 27, 2014
Yogenh,
I use 1/8th birch plywood and I cut it with a laser cutter. If you want more info send me an email hursto75@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Brad
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6mmflyboy on April 29, 2014
Would love to see a kit as shown! How much and what parts will be included?
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fishermansteve on May 19, 2014
I like the gear a lot.You did a great job you cut it with a laser cutter what laser cutter did you use thanks steve
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hursto75 on May 19, 2014
Yes I used a laser cutter, I use a Epilog 24x18 laser. Works really nice I get very clean cuts.
I have just started a site selling my kits. http://attituderc.com/store with how tos at http://attituderc.com.
Thanks for reading.

Brad
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the vicar on July 11, 2014
thanks for the idea. Have made and installed landing gear to my spit. now to learn to fly ha!
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jdfilkins on January 3, 2016
Jut to let you know, I referenced this idea here:

http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-design-build-modifications

Much better than mine for anything over a once or three or flying weight.
Thanks!
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