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SAT18
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:28 am 
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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)?


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david read
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:26 am 
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I have a new complete gear that style here in southeast Illinois that I would part with.


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david read
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:43 am 
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I just sent you a PM with a picture


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SAT18
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:56 am 
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Thanks for the picture, still looking for a drawing however.


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leewwalton
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:46 am 
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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.

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fytrplt
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:51 am 
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The only Wittman geared Thorp I know of waddled when it taxied.

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david read
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:14 pm 
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If someone wants to try it I would take $500 for this one or trade it for a conventional gear


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stevehawley
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:03 pm 
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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.
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