I'm developing a little (25" span, 8-9 ounce) scale profile foamie Laird Solution. To make the landing gear look right I'm going to end up with an axle from wheel to wheel, which is going to make the whole landing gear fairly rigid from the axle to the hard points on the fuselage.
The fuselage construction is 6mm foam with 1/32" doublers back to the wing, to which the gear mounts.
My question is: does anyone on the group have any experience with using a really rigid landing gear, particularly on a foamie? Am I going to be ripping up the fuselage on landings, or am I just hyperventilating over trivialities?
This is a side view (sans wheel) of the 1/32" doubler and landing gear
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And this is a front view:
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