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Bill Liscomb Landing Gears in new form are here

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"CB Associates" wheels are back
I have been awarded with dealership of these time tested wheels
Wheels of choice of most German, Austrian scale kits manufacturers
#1 choice wheel for all Landing Gear makers
Strong enough for heavy gliders as well light enough that my Pegasus Tug carry 12 oz. less weight now compared  with Sullivan wheels
Direct from the new producer
Sizes Available:   3 1/2" ,  4"  ,  41/2"  ,   5"  ,  51/2"  ,  6"  ,  61/2"  ,  7"
More later at the bottom of this page

1/5 scale retracting Landing Gear

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Complete LG mechanizm with servo bracket, front rocking hinge and accesories.
     Intended to be use with HS225MG servo and optional shock absorbers (picture below) or any kind of coushionning. Servo linkage included. You might consider using servo stretcher to further improve safety of the servo geartrain, improve over all kinematics and end locking relibility. Servo is not included. Shocks Extra.
     Custom fitted Dave Brown wheel is part of the package.
     All metal, "best components" design
     Very ridgid
It fits 1/5 scale and smaller models
Very compact and light ( 5.5 oz. as on the picture with servo)
 

small landing gear in action

$89
 + shipping

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This particular set up is made by removing servo bracket and powering the unit with long pushrod and nose forwarded servo. In some cases it might be the only option when lack of space or proper balancing  of the model is in stake.
Lower picture shows that in this case soft  mounting (shocks or cushonning) is still possible. Movement of the unit does not interfere with prime servo action.
Unit in this stage is not offerred as a separate item, but shows possibilities.

Unit is no offerd in this form

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Servo bracket
for 1/5 scale size of LG
This item is intended for those who already got a set of LG and would like to place the servo next to the unit in more practical and compact way.
Aircraft grade aluminium plate properly heat treated, bent and tempered for ridgidity.
 
I have made about a dozen of bracket samples to find the best spot for servo shaft.Placing the servo in this particular way was very tempting. The current form satisfies me the most. Bracket is very ridgid. Servo arm position creates positive kinematics. Servo operates  smooth and effortlessly because is lacking of a blind spots commonly seen on other designs. There is no additional shaft, arm or set screws to loosen up.
Over all it creates very compact and reliabale mechanizm allowing to use one size smaller servo then we normally use.

Kit contains small pushrod and pushrod connectors
Bracket is not drilled for servo screw, but you  can ask to be drilled with no extra charge
Servo which would fit in this braket are
HS 225MG
HS 5245MG
and probably number of similar servos with slight modification of the bracket
You can use Std 2-26 screw with nuts or use strip of ply with CA and use #2 wood screws.

5 sets available

$19
+ shipping

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Front rocking hinge
It allows entire 1/5 scale LG unit to rotate giving the oportunity to instal shock absorbers or extra cusioning. It might look strange installing shocks for a small models however existence of the hinge simplifyes LG installation and toy car shock absorbers are not that expensive to try. Weight penalty is minimal.
 

$12
+ shipping

1/4 scale retracting Landing Gear

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 1/4 scale LG unit - basic
Best quality material and components available
All metal construction
Nylon gliders and swing bushings installed for smooth operation (check pictures below)
No side servo bracket available at this time
31/2" Sullivan wheel included

One unit available

$125
plus shipping

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Due to central positioning of swing arm brake barrel is not offered at this size

 

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Custom made front hinge is possible

 

1/3 scale retracting Landing Gear

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1/3 scale retracting LG
 
This is my most sofisticated unit
5" CB Wheel
All 1/4" hardened 4130N spacers with grinded facing to ensure proper aligment
Special spring steel conical washers for ridgidity
nylon gliders and bushings at crucial swing points
Intended for shock absorbers to be installed
Metal servo bracket is not available yet.

Special Order only

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Mechanical brake
It could be powered by extra servo by installing arm to it
Or
It could be a permanent brake set with slight presure agains the tire ( preffered)
It is offered to those units which were alredy sold without it

 

LG Accesories

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Servo Stretcher
from RobotZone
 
   This is one fantastic device alowing to let the std servo rotate up to 180 degree
   Additonally there is a   center point adjastment too
 
   If you realize this is a useful application to any servo in your model
Increased servo travel allows you to shorten the servo arm and make a sevo more powerful
   Additionally ( in some cases) there is a selflocking ability on full 90 degree travel which not suppouse to be ignored
   Servo stretcher works with analog and digi servos as well
For Digi servos you can use servo Adjusters depending on the brand

$20
 
same as Servo City

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  Permanent wheel bracket
 
Made of 1/32" brass plates and 5/32" brass collar. Soldered
Suitable for wheels ranging from 2 1/2" to 4"
Comes with 5/32" axle, screws, wooden beams
Painting required
wheel can be supplyed also
pictured with 3 1/2" size wheel

While ego I have made couple of these brackets on special order
Have made couple of them extra and surprisingly all of the got sold-out
If someone is interested I might do some of them again
They came out practical and strong enough to do the job for 1/5 to 1/4 scale models
You can make them by yourself - Just take a look

$25
+ shipping

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You need to have couple of things to compleat the door hinging.
You have to pick one hinge system out of 3.
1.knucle hinge ( 1/32" ( 0.8mm) wire in white housing - very popular
2.4 flat hinges set
3.Sonitronic CA hinges
Ruber cord ( long lastng Pirreli rounded ) + 2 X 5mm magnets included

 

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"CB Associates" wheels are back
I have been awarded with dealership of these time tested wheels
Wheels of choice of most German, Austrian scale kits manufacturers
#1 choice wheel for all Landing Gear makers
Strong enough for heavy gliders as well light enough that my Pegasus Tug carry 12 oz. less weight now compared  with Sullivan wheels
Direct from the new producer
Sizes Available:   3 1/2" ,  4"  ,  41/2"  ,   5"  ,  51/2"  ,  6"  ,  61/2"  ,  7"
Prices are yet to be determined

 

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