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Ground Clearance

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Ground Clearance
Here we see the ground clearance available with the fat Black Max tires. Unloaded, the axle provides ~6" of ground clearance. Even with the tires compressed by landing loads several inches of clearance will be available, plenty for operations in any condition other than an emergency arrival on inhospitable terrain. In that case, other factors will most likely have higher priority....... The plumb bob is suspended from a point equal to the leading edge of the wing per the plans and centers on midspan of the tube. We are now ready to begin building the gear legs. Note: The 17.5" dimension on dwg 22 needs to be ignored if using the Black Max wheels. This makes the 2x6 blocks under the jig unnecessary. See photos below.
Posted by EAA 1498 Webmaster on January 10, 2013 Slideshow

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