Edge 513 Posted March 25, 2008 Share Posted March 25, 2008 Like several builders from a year ago, I cut my nose gear strut longer than plans. I left mine 1 inch longer. Of course that meant I moved my nose wheel box aft 1 inch as well. Not a big deal. It worked out well. What I am asking though, is, at the time there were discussions about canard incidence and contributing to enhanced rotation. Since many of the early builders/flyers had built their strut to plans length there was some hope that a canard incidence change might contribute...Marc changed his canard recently and did not notice a benefit. I am wondering if the longer strut is the real ticket here? It would seem so. But as to optimum length? Somebody left theirs the full length from Featherlight- YOW- that like an inch and a half. Since theres not a lot of posting recently, I am just bringing up this, as I have wondered about it. Theres some guys coming up to chapter 13 and might want the thoughts on how much strut to strut with. Quote Self confessed Wingnut. Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.? Get up off that couch!!! =) Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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