Northman Posted May 24, 2007 Share Posted May 24, 2007 I really feel like a complete noob asking this, but I poked around quite a bit and never saw this specific question anywhere. I'm aware of the CG issues inherent in the Long-EZ design, but is it possible to make a (theoretically) safe modification to allow for a steerable fixed nose gear? Honestly, if I wanted retracts, I'd go full retract. I love the Long-EZ's design, but the hybrid approach to the landing gear really bothers me. Given a long nose design and 50 pounds of ballast (for sake of argument) can a fixed nose gear be realistically done? An alternate idea that I was kicking arouind -- a steerable nose gear system, but with a pinned lower shaft that can be removed -- the nose is kept dropped, but when you fly it, you lift it, install the nose gear (and retaining pin -- Clevis, maybe?) and off you go. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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