Been reading the thread on wheel shimmy on the -3 and its got me wondering if I will need gear leg stiffeners on my -4. I'm at that point of the build and was not planning on putting them on but maybe should? So is everyone running them on the -4 or is it more of a wait and see thing? Any advice and experience would be appreciated.
A friend and I finished our 4's at about the same time, I had dampeners as per plans and he didn't. His would shimmy but mine never did. I fly a 3A now and it will shimmy at times, new balanced tires helped a lot. I am going to up date the pants this winter and will be putting dampeners on.
After 400 hours in my RV 4 without gear stiffeners...no shimmy. During the build, I was preparing to make the stiffeners. My experienced RV mentor builder
said you won't need them if your set up is accurate. He was right.
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