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Old 07-31-2019, 04:10 PM
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$750 credit for the old!
I would like to know what exactly does $2200 get you plus the double shipping cost.
Also plus the difference between original price and credit.

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Old 07-31-2019, 04:23 PM
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No, when you learn to fly the 9A you'll see that when you take off you'll pull the nose gear off the pavement a little and take off from the mains. And when you land you'll hold the nose off the payment as you slow down until about 40 knots when it settles back down. I did all the Nose Job upgrades to my 7A gear, but now that I'm finally flying it I think the concern is over done hype. I'm surprised how easy the 7A is to fly and land correctly once you've been taught. It is an accurate flyer. The nose gear doesn't see much action when you fly the way you're suppose to.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:45 PM
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Have u seen the picture of the 14A that flipped in Australia?? Beefy nose gear didn’t help.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:52 PM
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Have u seen the picture of the 14A that flipped in Australia?? Beefy nose gear didn’t help.
They don't make beefy enough nose gear to deal with that situation.

The airplane came down short of the runway in foot high vegetation and on fairly rough ground. I don't think any light aircraft nose gear without very large wheel/tire would have held up in those circumstances.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:25 AM
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Keep in mind lots of people are flipping tail wheel aircraft, you can do it with just over braking. The standard nose gear works just fine as long as the pilot does his part. Think of it as a taxi wheel and as others have noted keep it off the ground unless you are taxiing and you won't have any problems. For those of you that learned to land using the chop and drop techniques then it's best you hook up with one of Vans guys and take some training in how best to fly these aircraft. I've watched many aircraft being driven on during landing with all 3 wheels touching at the same time or worse yet the nose wheel touching first and in my opinion this will eventually cause you big problems with RV trikes, as it will on most trikes. Another way to approach it might be to take some tail wheel dual and simply fly it like you would a tail wheel except your taxi wheel is in the front.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:33 AM
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They don't make beefy enough nose gear to deal with that situation.

The airplane came down short of the runway in foot high vegetation and on fairly rough ground. I don't think any light aircraft nose gear without very large wheel/tire would have held up in those circumstances.
Kyle, check this out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa12..._mpmubIneBskiB

This is the nose wheel I probably need!
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:41 AM
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Kyle, check this out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa12..._mpmubIneBskiB

This is the nose wheel I probably need!
Or is it?????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmH...eBskiB&index=3
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:01 AM
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Both of those videos are crazy. I can't believe the first one the plane didnt drag a wing or just plow into the ground. How would you like to be the next guy to rent that trainer!

Scott - I appreciate the work your guys at Vans have done to come up with a new A gear design. I am at the certification stage of my build and I will be ordering a new mount - gear. One suggestion - make it easier to find the part to order on the web site. I probably just missed it, but I couldnt find how to order.

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Old 08-01-2019, 11:01 AM
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Kyle, check this out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa12..._mpmubIneBskiB

This is the nose wheel I probably need!
Wow! I bet the pilot was screaming "Yeeeee-haaawwww!!!" when he finally clawed it out of the grass and on to the runway (and changing underpants soon thereafter ).
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:04 PM
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here's a nosegear for ya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tepb...ature=youtu.be
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