Nose Gear Conversion to coil over shock absorber

Just a quick vid showing how easily the strut moves with the thrust bearing carrying the spring load on the new gear.

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Comment by Taylor Ogden on November 16, 2011 at 11:54am

Total weight was around 4 lbs.  Minus the bungee cord so it's probably close to a 3.5 lb gain.

We used a steel bodied shock because it was much cheaper.  There are aluminimum bodied shocks available in the same size that would be a bit lighter.

Comment by George Craft on November 3, 2011 at 5:19am
This looks like a better design but what is the weight penalty compared to the original design?

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