TGC UNDERCARRIAGE – TRI GEAR WITH CONTROLLED NOSE WHEEL
The nose wheel is directly controlled by adjustable pedals on this version. It is suitable even for not experienced pilot because both take off and landing is very easy to perform.
The drawback is higher airplane empty weight and drag.
The single piece leg of main gear is made of glass roving/epoxy composite. It is fixed on the bottom of fuselage using 4 bolts to reinforced structure. The wheels of 12×4 (300×100 mm) size are braked using mechanical drum brakes. Brakes are operated by single lever on the right side of cockpit.
The nose gear leg is made of CrMo steel tubes. The suspension is performed using glass composite spring. The nose wheel of 3.00-4 (260×80 mm) size is held in carbon composite fork.
All wheels and legs could be faired using pants for lowering drag.
|Engine||SE-24||Hirth F33||SE-31||SE-33||Hirth F23|
|Empty weight||N/A||N/A||135 kg/ 302 lbs||127 kg/ 282 lbs||132 kg/ 293 lbs|
The empty weight value is valid for factory built airplane delivered, basic instruments, COM Dittel KRT-2, rescue system GRS 4/240 and wheel pants.