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Old 05-27-2009, 12:50 PM
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I like the product but they just don't appear to work well on curved landing gear like my extra and Su-26
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:50 PM
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super !

Thanks Cracky.......I'm even more motivated now
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:59 PM
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I like the product but they just don't appear to work well on curved landing gear like my extra and Su-26
thats an easy fix. The metal is not super thick and I bet you could easily bend the sides back to fit the curvature of your gear. At worst you'd need to put a little more padding/weatherstripping on the metal to fill in a little of the middle section where it is flat.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:13 PM
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That would be nice if they had two different styles for reg. and curved gear.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:13 PM
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Re: Brand New Product - GEAR LEGS!!

That's the issue. For the price I don't want to mod it to make it work. They are super sweet though. Maybe in the near future as I would need at least 4 sets
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:28 PM
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For the price I don't want to mod it to make it work.

I can see both sides of that.....

One Side: We pay good money and expect a product to be 100% usable.

The Other Side: We pay good money for our airplanes and we never leave them stock. We are always modifying something on a plane so that it will better suit our needs. Just think of your trailer. It doesn't fit your needs 100%, so you are modifying it so that you can haul planes.

Bending four tabs and adding a piece of weatherstripping is minor.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:43 PM
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I should be getting mine today or tommorrow
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:03 PM
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I can see both sides of that.....

One Side: We pay good money and expect a product to be 100% usable.

The Other Side: We pay good money for our airplanes and we never leave them stock. We are always modifying something on a plane so that it will better suit our needs. Just think of your trailer. It doesn't fit your needs 100%, so you are modifying it so that you can haul planes.

Bending four tabs and adding a piece of weatherstripping is minor.

True.....but I can go out and buy that same metal and bend it for half the cost if not even more. I'll mod when I have to to make things work but for me the cost doesn't justify the mod just to meet my bent gear. Also I have nice wooden wheel chocks and use bungees to hold my plane down. So far they've worked fine for moves from Louisianna to Vegas and then to Washington let alone the small trips to the field.

I really like the product its just not for me at this time.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:08 PM
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understandable.......
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:33 PM
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Sweetpea do your tires get flat spots on them......?
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:37 PM
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Re: Brand New Product - GEAR LEGS!!

Not from riding in the trailer. I never store my planes "long term" in the trailer...seen too many folks have the trailer stolen
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:29 PM
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Re: Brand New Product - GEAR LEGS!!

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I like the product but they just don't appear to work well on curved landing gear like my extra and Su-26
sweetpea, Mr. Fowler is making them for ther curved gear as well as 3 or so different lenghts.
We have like 5 sets in our trailer and they work great. http://www.gearlegs.com/view/23
Give them a call.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:09 PM
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Re: Brand New Product - GEAR LEGS!!

I guess in a few short months the price of these went WAY up....
I see on the website they are 90 bucks now. Quite a ways from the 50-60 bucks initally listed here.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:35 PM
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yep... but if you look at the product it is worth it!! to do those cuts and bends and make it look like something you'd need a plasma cutter, and that stuff isn't done freehand either!! There's lots of R&D that went into those gear.... you want quality your going to have to pay for it!

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Old 09-23-2009, 02:49 PM
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Re: Brand New Product - GEAR LEGS!!

Gear Legs are nice, but a lil too pricy for me. Its like the whole gas can thing issue. So I made my own. Works great.
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