Nose Landing Gear Guides

Guides were constructed to keep the nose wheel straight as it retracts through the nose gear doors.  This is to ensure that the nose wheel does not catch and hang on the doors or the edges of the nose gear door opening during extension.  That would result in a “bad day” and substantial repairs.  Plans call for making the guides out of a few layers of BID, but I chose instead to make them a little bit beefier, making a composite sandwich with some 3/8″ divinylcell foam.

A big sheet of sandwich was made, then the nose gear guides and supports were cut out with a jigsaw.  Foam was removed from the edges in preparation for some micro.

Author: bzvelocity

Building a Velocity XLRG-5

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