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The standard Legal Eagle landing gear incorporates two shock struts with compression springs. I intend to try using the low-pressure Black Max tires for the sole means of suspension on XL-58. Since the spring struts aren't going to be used, an attempt will be made to lower the parts count in the gear set. Instead of the standard steel tube vee braces and struts, this version of the gear will use a tube axle carry through and cable x-bracing. The axle carry through tube is 3/4" x .062 at the ends to accept the 5/8" Black Max axles, and transitions to 5/8" x .035 across the middle of the span. The tube was supported in a fixture that locates it in proper alignment with the fuse. All the standard XL geometry will be retained, only the means of bracing will be modified.
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