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Two types of Skybolt Gear


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Aug 18, 2006
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Can I clarify something? You differentiated between the "short gear" and the "upgraded longer gear" for the Skybolt. I've seen the original Skybolt gear and I know that the gear on my Firebolt project is borrowed from the Marquart Charger - it is both longer (sits higher) and it is wider (wider wheel base). I've been told this will make it a bit less squirrely on landing. The Firebolt is also something like 9 inches longer in the fuselage, which will give me a longer wheel base to the tailwheel - also helping in handling.

There, now I've hit the limit on my knowledge of tailwheel operations. Does this make sense to anyone?

Colleen (1600 hours in tri-gear, 1.5 hours in tailwheel Citabrias back in the 90's)

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