We are in the middle of a blizzard here in Wichita, KS. So we all left work early, and I brought home a prototype wheel assembly for our ultralight amphibious float. It needs a slight bit of tuneup, but I figured you'd like to see the engineering work in process.
|Main retractable landing gear for ultralight amphibious float.|
|Front view of retractable gear assembly.|
|View of reverse side of retractable landing gear.|
The wheel used is a 5"; the brake assembly is an Avid BB5. Assembly is not complete. Weight of the entire subassembly will be about 7.5 pounds per assembly.