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Old 04-19-2022, 04:54 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CB, IA
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I strongly recommend the conventional gear. The particular blue-and-white Hog I chronicled here is a bit of a different situation, because it's a scaled-down, ultra-lightweight electric variant, but I've also had two of the good ol' Sig 60-size Hog kits. Both of the 60-size models started with the wire tricycle gear, and I hated them. The wire nosewheel is just not very robust and tends to collapse on a hard landing, and the wire main gear sticking out of the wing makes the wing very frustrating to store and transport. I converted both to taildragger and never looked back, which is why I did the same on this electric one. The tricycle gear has better ground handling on a smooth runway, but the taildragger is more durable, handles rough runways (and abuse) better, and is overall easier to store and transport.
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