FMS 1400mm P-51 Main Landing Gear Struts (New Version)
FMS 1400mm P-51D V7 and V8 and P-51B SU118 Main Landing Gear Struts (2 Pack) - FMMSU118
- Newest upgraded strut with 4mm metal lower strut and stronger weld (plastic covering over the metal)
- Newest version with metal struts and two screws for the outer faring doors
- Shock absorbing design
- Includes a set of two struts and low bounce wheels
- Fits the FMS 1400mm P-51B and FMS 1400mm P-51D V7 and V8 airplanes
- Wheel Diameter: 75mm / 3in
- Strut Length (from wheel hub to tip) : 152mm / 6in
- Strut diameter at mating end (where it fits into retract): 4mm
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400mm P-51 Main Landing Gear Struts
Just what I needed The tires were softer than my older ones.
Have worked great so far!
MRC purvey services as advertised...
Exactly what I needed. Very high quality.
Work Around for Retaining Screw
For starts, the V8 bird flies magnificently. I have the (since discontinued) Gunfighter variant. The landing gear works extremely well, especially on landings under full flaps. On a recent landing I discovered I'd lost the little retaining screw that (a) holds the strut into the shock absorber, and (b) keeps the wheel correctly aligned inside the shock absorber sleeve, so it doesn't rotate about the axis of the strut. A call to Motion revealed that the screw set sold for this plane includes nothing at all for the landing gear (yar boo! compare and contrast to the screw set for Freewing B-17, which includes everything on the plane with threads). The wheel/strut/shock assembly is out of stock everywhere, even at FMS direct site. But hey! I could order a complete set of landing gear, including the mounts that you need to replace in any event with Small Parts CNC's machined metal mounts (cannot praise ditto too highly), for anywhere from $99 to $105. Wrong answer, li'l buddy. Lowes, however, had M3-0.5x6 panhead steel screws which fit and function perfectly. Pack of 14 of the little boogers for $1.97. Problem solved.
FMS P-51 Landind Gear
Motion RC has items I needed for this airplane in stock and excellent shipping time. The metal landing gear version is more robust for clutzes like me who too often make hard landings.
I had to make some major adjustments to get the proper toe-in. Also the gear doesn't seem to hold alignment very well.
These struts are way better than the previous version. Strong and machined well. Haven't been able to get them on the field yet due to the horrible weather here in louisiana, but feel they will be great. Hope this helps....Good flying....Jack
P-51 Landing Gear
Picked these up as replacement struts for my FMS Zero. Motion are great at posting specs so you know for sure if what you are getting will fit, which is essential when you are buying parts from one model to use on another. Anyway, these were exactly the right size and have solved my issues with bending struts on our grass runways. Motion is the bomb.