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Old 08-28-2018, 07:34 PM
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Did Grove Aircraft stop making these for the RVs?
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:50 PM
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Have any calculations or structural tests been made before production?
Compared to the originals, what resistance do they have?

Yes, by the same designer and machine shop as the original factory legs all the way to fail. And the aluminum took more abuse/weight than the steel before failure.
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They did stop, then I heard they did one production run recently. Compare them...
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:25 AM
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Yes, by the same designer and machine shop as the original factory legs all the way to fail. And the aluminum took more abuse/weight than the steel before failure.
I like the idea and not that I'm qualified to say, but its not one-time load failure that I wonder about, its cyclical fatigue. Aluminum is poor at it and steel is very good at it. I'm assuming that small planes fly so little that you'd never get to the cyclic fatigue limit?
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Back to indoor activities here in Oregon; so I finally took the time to finish the wheel pants from the larger tire upgrade and the transition fairings for Hula’s new Aluminum Airfoil Gear Legs.

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Bruce, your intersection fairings look great! All the more impressive considering that it required infusion of resin while inverted indoors.

Susan and I have three sets of aluminum legs “in-stock”…two sets un-polished and one set polished.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:01 AM
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Bruce, your intersection fairings look great! All the more impressive considering that it required infusion of resin while inverted indoors.

Susan and I have three sets of aluminum legs “in-stock”…two sets un-polished and one set polished.
Thanks Ken for both your help and compliments. We saw Harmon and all the gang last night at our party, sorry you weren’t there. I did not think, maybe you don’t get the chapter emails?
And, my iPhone thinks I’m right-side-up, but computers (MS?) like to invert my pics posted here.

I’ll demo your tie downs next.

Merry Christmas to You, Susan, Amy and...
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:52 AM
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Is the feel on landing any different, or are they still the hippity hoppity skippity feel of the stock legs?
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