MLG rubber bumper thingies

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  1. May 16, 2018 #1

    Renegade39

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    I have a couple of Pitts S1 airplanes to repair. Both landed in a drift and damaged the gear, etc. I am looking for the rubber pads that isolate the gear legs from the frame crossmembers. If anyone has a source, I would appreciate it. Steen Aerolab does not have them. Don't even know what they are.

    Thanks

    John H. Ophelia, Va. 772-913-0190
     
  2. May 16, 2018 #2

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    Aviat sells them. They are rubber/fabric reinforced and much better than most of the typical solid rubber ones I’ve removed, which were all checked and cracked from the load and age.
     
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    I had the same question about a Taylorcraft, AXE handle protectors, get em at your local ACE aviation supply
     
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    Yep, used the axe handle protector. Works like a charm and tuff too!
     
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    I get my stock rubber from McMaster. Below is the last order.

    https://www.mcmaster.com

    1310N24 Ultra-Strength Multipurpose Neoprene Rubber Sheet, with Certificate, 6" x 6", 3" Thick, 60A Durometer
     
  6. May 18, 2018 #6

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    Super! Thanks for the info. Right under my nose.
    Next, how about a source for the streamline tubing used on the gear.
    Thanks,
    John
     
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    Aircraft Spruce is your best bet, but I've found gear legs to be one of the more time intensive parts to make. If you need to build new legs, I'd consider paying Steen the $1500 that they ask.
     

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