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    Default 3 inch Extended Gear

    Hi guys,
    I知 building an experimental PA-18 and researching some of your accessories. I知 checking out your 3 inch Extended Landing Gear pictures on the website. Could I ask what the width of your Top Cub CC18-180 landing gear is before you add the engine weight. I知 looking for the width you build into the gear before the airplane sits level with all the weight. I appreciate your time.
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    Paul

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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    After bouncing around NE WA and Northern Idaho this weekend with many off airport landings, I sure would like to have approved 3" extended gear on my S1!!!!!

    Geo

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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    [QUOTE=couleeone;1247]After bouncing around NE WA and Northern Idaho this weekend with many off airport landings, I sure would like to have approved 3" extended gear on my S1!!!!!

    George, I believe all the S1's came from the factory with extended gears, ie 3" longer than the standard PA-18 gear. Check with CC. If height is what you want, install 29" tires.

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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    George, I believe all the S1's came from the factory with extended gears, ie 3" longer than the standard PA-18 gear. Check with CC. If height is what you want, install 29" tires.[/QUOTE]

    When I bought #18 I also came away believing that they all had the longer gear.

    George Edgerton

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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    I didn't know that, if that is the case I would still like an 3 inch additional extension! I would like to replace my 850s with at least 26" tires but I would have to go EX and would not be able to instruct. I have been shedding weight and am close to making it happen.

    I know that my buddy's CC rebuilt super cub and my other buddy's Carbon X both have gear extended greater than mine along with bigger tires and have far greater ground clearance!

    Ain't it fun!

    Geo

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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    There are two types of extended landing gear available from CubCrafters.

    For PA18 Super Cub (and maybe some other Pipers?)

    3" extended heavy duty landing gear (STC'd, gear legs are 3" longer than stock Piper)
    OR

    3x3 landing gear (STC'd, 3" longer, moves the axle 3" forward as well)


    For CC11 Sport Cub/Carbon Cub:

    3x3 landing gear (Same as the above 3x3 but built a little lighter for the LSA gross weight)


    Carbon Cub Kit:

    Any of the above would fit, or the standard gear the above optional gear replaces.
    Pete Dougherty
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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    Here is a diagram and explanation. This should answer it. Jon

    http://www.cubcrafters.com/pdfs/3x3gear.pdf

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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    New/first time here----Have new Carbon Cub 180 ordered. Off assembly line Oct 24th. Went for the 3" extension on gear legs. Anyone give me view of this configuration vs standard gear legs
    Jim,

    Did a back to back comparison this morning between your airplane and another Carbon equipped with standard gear. The 3X3 handles great and allows more agressive braking. I like it! See you Saturday!
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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    Steve H. why don't you jump in here and verify of the S1/S2 has 3" extended gear over the PA18 stock? Also can we upgrade to the CCSS extended landing gear?

    Thanks my friend,

    Geo

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    Default Re: 3 inch Extended Gear

    Thanks Guys.
    It seems that the 3 " Forward would help alot on landing with braking and taxing down slopes.
    And it wolud load the tail a bit heavier. With one pilot operation.

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