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Small Nose Wheels

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Jay Jacobs
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#1 Posted: 5/22/2010 19:48:19


Due to clearance issues I'm going to be in need of  small nose wheels. Preferably about 6" over all diameter including he tire.  Need a static load rating of 350 lbs each and a speed rating of 90 KTS.


Any ideas on possible sources would be much appreciated.

Joanne Palmer
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or Craftsman
#2 Posted: 5/22/2010 20:00:36

The smallest nosewheel Matco makes is a 4 inch whic will be way bigger tha what you want.  However, I'm concerned about your static load rating.  Have you also determined the dynamic (Landing) load?  You can assume that the aircraft will land in a forward CG on all three wheels at the same time and at 10 feet per second.  If you have any give to the nose gear at all you should end up with about 3 g on the NW maybe less.  With your load and CG what is the dynamic load as I just described it?