Depends on just how 'Custom' you want......
A Spacewalker is very similar to a Cub as far as gear is concerned. I have a
1/3 scale Spacewalker that I am going to build and have given the thought of
using some gear like that. Robart does make a neat setup for a Cub
. I know there are
If you want 'CUSTOM' as in one-off gear, you may be on your own......
I'm speculating that a Cub gear setup may work with some
modifications. As you state they are very similar. I'll have to get
some good documentation, measurments, and drawings then figure it out.
I'd be very interested in hearing what you two come up with regarding a
scale landing gear setup.
I have a GP Spacewalker that I developed a very scale Continental engine kit
for. As you know the GP kit is not too close to scale and the landing gear
is a major offender. BTW I'm considering making the engine kit available in
1/4 and 1/3 scale and the Spacewalker will be the photoship if I do market
it. (I also have a 1/3 scale Balsa USA Der Jaeger and a 1/3 scale Sig
waiting for realistic engines - too many kits, so little time!)
The scale engine sounds neat. I would be interested if you do
market it. As it is now I'm not using the Sig cowl, I've purchased a
one piece unit from fireplaces specialties and was planning to mount
the Sig engine from the inside of the cowl instead of gluing it to the
outside as Sig recommends.
As for the gear. I've checked and called Robart. Their Cub
gear both 1/5th and 1/4 scale will handle the Spacewalkers weight but
the 1/5th is a bit too small and the 1/4 is a bit too big. Sheeessh!
I've also got Maxey Hester working on some scale gear drawings
of the full size aircraft, for comparison to J3 Cub gear.
And...... I've called and spoke with Darrell at Sierra Giant
I've photocopied the landing
gear and mounting areas from the plans and will be scanning them in
the very near future to Email to Darrell. He seemed quite interested
in helping out and feels that he might be able to come up with
The saga continues........
Cheers, and happy New Year to all,
FWIW there are a few photos of the Balsa USA 1/3 scale Cub gear on my
All 3/8" steel tube with a few brass tube bits here and there. There
are a couple of changes that could be made to the design to make
Shouldn't be _too_ difficult to adapt to the Spacewalker. 'course
I've never _seen_ a Spacewalker up close.
Not a problem to take any other photos you might need, should you
decide to DIY.
The House Of Balsa Dust