RC planes - Aerosquare

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Electric powered Canadair CL 415 model

Construction of a Canadair CL 415 powered with 2 brushless motors. 1m70 (67 inches) Wingspan. The original design was published in the french magazine Modèle Magazine in 2001.

CL 415 - Landing gear

Details

Landing gear

CL 415 main landing gear

The author of the plan made a landing gear with piano wire. I thought this model would deserve something more scale like. I've machined a landing gear that looks more like the real one. Unfortunately I've used standard aluminium bought from a DIY store. As a result this gear is fragile and doesn't accept any rough landing.

CL 415 main landing gear

This landing gear is fixed, but you can modify it and adapt the design to make real retracts. The geometry is not exact though. You will have to tweak the design to make it work.