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Old 11-05-2012, 09:05 AM
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That's another reason I sold it, to build a 14 with a "training wheel" on the front so I can teach my son how to fly, and more importantly, land.
He'd learn to land a lot better without the "training wheel"!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:11 AM
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Default A slight correction

to RVbuilder's post. From Van's website "The main landing gear is extremely simple, consisting of tapered steel leaf springs with a wheel on one end and the airplane on the other. There are no oleos, bungee cords or shock absorbers. The nosewheel rides on a robust steel strut." Killing my stiffener business, LOL.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:14 AM
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Woodman, I do believe he was refering to the RV-14 gear not the RV-14A gear you discribe.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:48 PM
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Woodman, I do believe he was refering to the RV-14 gear not the RV-14A gear you discribe.
You are correct. I was inquiring about the 14 main gear legs, not the 14-A.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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Default Landing a tail dragger

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He'd learn to land a lot better without the "training wheel"!
Can my son borrow YOUR tail dragger to practice his landings?!
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:22 PM
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It's an -A for me. It's going to be a trainer and shared family aircraft for me and my 3 ladies. Ordered the wings 11/6/2012.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:28 AM
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Mine will be a taildragger
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:22 AM
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I know real men fly tail draggers... but I personally like the low stress landing of the Nose Gear, if I was building a 14 it would definately be a nose dragger
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:08 AM
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I'm going A model with 140026. I'll find other ways to validate my manliness.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:10 PM
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Most of my time is in tail draggers, but my wife may get her ticket in the 14, so it will be a nose dragger. Tail draggers are much more fun but the nose dragger has better taxiing visibility.
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