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Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

The wing again is similar to the original other than lengthening of the slotted flaps, improvement of the hinges and moving the servo operating position. ...   10 July 2019 04:30 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

As I said earlier, I won't bore you with all the construction as it's very similar to the original one. I have made some small ...   10 July 2019 04:05 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

And deployed for landing ...   8 July 2019 10:53 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

The nose wheel tucked away for flight ...   8 July 2019 10:52 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

As you can see there's not a lot of room left. ...   26 June 2019 04:25 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

Another part requiring considerable mods is the removable nose section, needing clearance for the nosewheel and retract mechanism, and a wheel well. ...   26 June 2019 04:22 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

It's a second one Bill. It would not realistically been possible to modify the original and some other improvements are also included. I did think about ...   26 June 2019 12:46 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

Because the unit is mounted  this way round, the steering think was in the wrong position and resulted in the leg rotating during retraction. If ...   25 June 2019 06:07 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

The nose wheel is more straight forward but did present a couple of problems. The wheel has to retract forward which left very leeway ...   25 June 2019 05:34 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (72 replies - 569 views)

Have you tried Nitrile synthetic rubber tube which is not so soft? ...   23 June 2019 01:42 pm

Own Design Builds > DE HAVILLAND DH-4M2 (72 replies - 569 views)

Hi Mike - in my days of employment, in the dim distant past, we sometimes had to use a kit to make 'O' rings. As I recall, ...   22 June 2019 01:37 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

And how it fits inside the fuselage ...   19 June 2019 04:55 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

Here it is retracted ...   19 June 2019 04:53 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

It's to show the linkage operation in raised an lowered position Bill. Got the pod sheeted and fitted the gear to make sure everything ...   19 June 2019 04:52 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

I had to totally redesign the pod, so it was used to add support to the core frame and also give a more scale appearance ...   17 June 2019 11:54 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

And this is the external view ...   17 June 2019 11:48 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

It did take a bit of time Bill mainly because the retracts units move through 90 degrees but the legs move 120 degrees. Got there ...   17 June 2019 11:47 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

Here I've roughly assembled the parts to check everything fits, and give an idea how the mechanism works ...   13 June 2019 04:54 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

The heart of the main gear is from 3mm poplar ply. The legs pivot on four miniature flanged ball races which are shown pressed ...   13 June 2019 04:47 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Dornier 228-100 (110 replies - 774 views)

Thought I'd better start posting so that Bill's got some pictures to read.   After the maiden flight Phil suggested I would be good to ...   13 June 2019 04:41 pm


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