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Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing
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Author:  SAT18 [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:28 am ]
Post subject:  Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

Hi Guys,

I want to rebuild the landing gear on my T18, with a Ron Zimmerman (Wittman) style gear. I have two RV6 gear legs, which i would like to use (and appear to be the correct angle and length)

Anyone have either the drawings from Mr Zimmerman, a picture of the A - frame, or perhaps a picture/drawing of the newer 3 piece bolted a-frames (ala S18)?

Author:  david read [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

I have a new complete gear that style here in southeast Illinois that I would part with.

Author:  david read [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

I just sent you a PM with a picture

Author:  SAT18 [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

Thanks for the picture, still looking for a drawing however.

Author:  leewwalton [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

I don’t think you’re going to find a “drawing” of the 3 piece gear. It was certainly not a Thorp or Sunderland design. The closest LS proposed was cutting the gear vertically. The gear Dave just sent you the picture of is about the best you’re going to get to visualizing a Wittman gear on a Thorp.

Author:  fytrplt [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

The only Wittman geared Thorp I know of waddled when it taxied.

Author:  david read [ Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

If someone wants to try it I would take $500 for this one or trade it for a conventional gear

Author:  stevehawley [ Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ron Zimmerman Landing gear drawing

Several years ago I switched from a wood prop to metal one and have a standard prop extension for a wood prop I will sell. It is for a Lycoming O-360. I bought it from John Thorp when I was using his templates in his shop back in 1974 or thereabouts. I will take $300.00 plus shipping. If interested e-mail me at stevehawl@windstream.net and I will provide pictures.
Steve

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