Model Airplane News - - TIPS&TRICKS - Den­nis De­weese, Land O’ Lakes, FL

If you want your plane to track straight, sim­ply put an align­ment rod (two brass tubes with a steel rod in­serted for ex­tended reach) in place of the axles. Poof! You now have per­fect align­ment of your main land­ing gear’s axles. All you have to do is lock the land­ing gear into place (or the lower axle support hubs) and in­stall your axles and wheels. Track­ing align­ment is im­por­tant for tam­ing your air­plane’s ground han­dling—es­pe­cially dur­ing take­off runs and land­ings. You’ll have far fewer ground loops if your axles are aligned with each other.

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