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FS: Skybolt factory main landing gear set

mekstrand

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----------------Landing gear no longer available--------------


I've got a new set of Steen Aero Lab built Skybolt main landing gear that I won't be using. The gear is the new style (taller and with the axle moved aft). The gear is one of the more challenging parts to build and this would be a great timesaver for a new build or retrofit for an aircraft with the older short gear. The gear set sells for $1990.00 from Steen.

https://secure.steenaero.com/Store/site/product.cfm?id=74CD0BB0-102E-BB20-1B8E4943385C4442

Asking $1500. Send me a PM if you have any questions or would like photos.
 
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TxSkyBolt

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Anyone know the conversion steps to go from short to long gear?
 

darylat8750

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I believe you just have to measure the distance between the gear mounts on the fuse. because of build tolerances. If those dimensions are the same it should bolt right on.

That would be a nice upgrade for your airplane Brad. Especially on your short grass strip.
 

TxSkyBolt

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If it turned out to be that easy, it would be great. We have 3000' here so landing distance is not a big deal. I'm giving serious consideration to selling the 'Bolt and moving into an S1 of some flavor so probable wouldn't put on the new gear.
 

TommyJ

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You'll need to upsize the mounting bolt holes to convert, the new gear uses 7/16 and I seem to remember on mine the original short gear was 3/8. Also seem to remember a reinforcement somewhere but was so long ago...
 

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I was remembering bumpy. Should have said that instead of short. Slower touch down wouldn't hurt.
 

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