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Offline Steve Dwyer

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Tri Gear
« on: February 12, 2024, 10:15:25 AM »
What's the most preferred method to use a stooge with a tri cycle gear model?

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Re: Tri Gear
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 11:30:21 AM »
Typically, I just buy Curley a six-pack of beer after we're done flying, tell him "thanks," and off he goes on his tricycle.  LL~
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Re: Tri Gear
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 11:36:34 AM »
I've only had a couple trike gear in my time but I just built up the launch stooge high enough to engage with the launch cable I always build into the airplanes without lifting the nose wheel off the ground.  Usually about 3" is enough.  I put the stooge on the extreme outside edge of the circle then back away from it once flying so I don't get messed up with it when landing, regardless of how high it is.

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Re: Tri Gear
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2024, 12:04:31 PM »
Steve,

Not sure if this was what you were asking but this is a past thread on stooges for tricycle gear models:

https://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/stooge-launching-with-trike-gear/

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Re: Tri Gear
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2024, 12:32:35 PM »
Steve,

Not sure if this was what you were asking but this is a past thread on stooges for tricycle gear models:

https://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/stooge-launching-with-trike-gear/

Mike

I knew exactly what he was talking about....was just trying to make a cheap joke.

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Re: Tri Gear
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2024, 03:06:54 PM »
I think the tail drop arm stooge would work but you would add a mount block that will raise up the flop arms/base so it holds the tail with the normal distance (like 3") up the arms.

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Re: Tri Gear
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2024, 07:43:44 PM »
My regular stooge works fine for my Pathfinder with trike gear.  The plane has a four inch long loop that engages with a stooge release pin about an inch off the ground.

Peter


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