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by jchisolm
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: New owner of a project.
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: New owner of a project.

If you need the fiberglass hard points for seat belts, etc you can get sheets of that from eplastics.com
G10 FR4 sheets. You may have to search around the site to find them.
by jchisolm
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: nose gear suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: nose gear suspension

Who ever built it may have put the solid link in place. I dont like it. If the nose drops down the tire is only going to take up so much of the energy. The rest is going to try and flex the nose gear at the bracket. I have not done the math but some of the load will go to the firewall. Your nose wei...
by jchisolm
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: nose gear suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: nose gear suspension

Here are some pictures of mine. It's been sitting in a box for a long time. Mine does not have a lower bolt hole. I dont remember if I got it from Wheeler or Larry Olsen. Looking for specs on the rubber disk has been difficult but I did find that Vans RV10 and RV14 use a similar nose gear setup. The...
by jchisolm
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: New owner of a project.
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: New owner of a project.

Here are scans of the aileron and flap ribs. Print the pdf full scale. It will fit on a 8 1/2 by 11 sheet. I would glue the print to some card stock to make it easier to deal with. Flap rib 1 and aileron rib 3 are made with 1/4 in 40# foam. The rest are 1/4 in 4.5# foam. The 40# foam can be hard to ...
by jchisolm
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: nose gear suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: nose gear suspension

See PDF attachment. I found mine and it does look like it's a custom built part. You will probably have to get something made or perhaps someone on the forum knows of a source.
by jchisolm
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: nose gear suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: nose gear suspension

I think it should be the doughnut shown in the manual. I'm not sure where wheeler got them. I dont think they were custom built. Mine is in a box some where. When I find it I'll look for a part number. Hopefully someone else on here knows the answer.
by jchisolm
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Wheeler Documents
Topic: nose gear suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: nose gear suspension

Look in this section and find the message about "folder of documents" or something like that. Look around and you will find some of the 2000 docs. I'm not sure if the original CT docs have the install procedure. Here is a direct link to the 2000 doc that may give you some help. http://www....
by jchisolm
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Just bought an express 260 CT.... advice wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Just bought an express 260 CT.... advice wanted

I think you will have a problem finding the tail parts. The old Composite Air was sold. I dont know what the part status would be.
by jchisolm
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Takeoff performance
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Takeoff performance

Here is some info from the CAFE report on Jerry Sjostrand N360EZ, 210hp Cont IO-360 Takeoff distance; 120’ MSL, 2 mph wind, 2582 lb. 75.2 ̊ F - 960ft Liftoff speed; per barograph data, CAS, 2582 lb., 75.2 ̊ F - 86.1 mph Touchdown speed; barograph, CAS, 2400 lb., 77 ̊ F. 83.9 mph So at max gross for ...
by jchisolm
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: New owner of a project.
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: New owner of a project.

As far as I know you will need a different engine mount for a IO-540. I think the specs call for thrust line 1.5deg right and zero down. Maybe someone on here could point you to someone that might be able to make it. I am tracing ribs and various parts I have to I will have templates in case I need ...