LANDING GEAR CHANGES FOR MY
In order to increase my confidence level while landing at my grass strip and
others like it I have installed slightly larger main gear tires on the
original 5" wheels.
I have also installed a new nose gear fork which
accommodates a 500 x5 wheel and tire.
I have replaced the
original 500 x5 tires with 15/600 x 5 (380-150-5 6) Aero Classic Rib
The replacement tire is about 1" larger in diameter and uses a
standard 500 x 5 tube.
The new tires weigh an additional 2.8 lbs. for the
This change requires new wheel fairings.
The new tire was mounted
without any modification to the brakes or fairing
brackets, which will
probably have to be changed anyway for the new fairings.
With that done I tackled the much more difficult task of
changing the nose wheel (new one shown).