LANDING GEAR CHANGES FOR MY RV7A

NOSE GEAR WHEEL FAIRING


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.

Disclaimer:
I am not recommending these changes to others.
I am simply presenting this information to document what I have done to make, in my
opinion, my operations on select unpaved airstrips a bit less risky.
None of these changes have been approved by kit producer, Van's Aircraft.

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information concerning the nose gear mod




CAD drawings were made




A plug was made from foam and filled and painted




A mold was made from the plug




Kevlar was laid up in the mold




Four new brackets were made with 14 ga stainless steel




Ready for paint



 

 MY RV7A