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Old 01-15-2021, 10:33 AM
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Continuing my focus on the A6 landing gear...I need assistance confirming the "at rest" length of the main and nose gear struts. Doing this requires (1) an A6... and (2) a simple tape rule.

The nose strut as measured from the bottom of the fuselage to the axle.

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The top of the main gear strut is recessed within the retract bay. I do not need that measured. On the "side" of the lower fuselage there is a curve aka arc forward of the main gear. The front gear bay door "forward inboard corner" is squared to match the forward retract door shape when it is closed. This location is shown on this pic with an "A" and an arrow pointing to the intersect of the "arc' and the corner of the forward gear door.

The measurement I need is the "vertical" distance between the A arrow and B arrow (location of the axle) measured in inches. Not measured diagonally, I need the vertical distance from the two points. This will provide me a known point on my fuselage with which to establish the length of the gear struts.

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Can I buy someone's lunch for measuring this?
Old 01-15-2021, 12:59 PM
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If you know the diameter of the tires you can work back from that to get very close.

I tried to enlarge this image to get the wheel specs off the rubber, yet not able to see it.


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Old 01-15-2021, 01:07 PM
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Yes, however I chose to use real world measurement to go with pix I have. The USN Aviation Museum has reopened recently.
I have a friend who is a docent at the Oakland museum. He offered to measure both nose and the points of reference for mains.

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Old 02-19-2021, 03:50 AM
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Any recommendation for where along the 46" duct the pair of JetFan 110Pro would be best placed?



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