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Re: REFLECTOR: Engine weights



> It might be possible to install the gear retraction pivot at a slight
> angle without actually modifying the gear legs themselves. If the
> geometry works, the gear could extend a few inches rearward, yet
> retract into more-or-less the same place in the strake. My biggest
> concern without actually researching this idea is that the retracted
> gear would be turned slightly, and MIGHT take up a bit more space in
> the strake.

Since I wrote the above, I spoke to Duane. He mentioned this thread and
pointed out what should have been obvious all along: If the airplane is so
tail heavy it's at risk of tipping over on the ground, it's probably out of
aft CG. So the correct fix is NOT moving the gear, but moving the CG. 

As for me, I'm sticking with the IO-360. 

Regards,
Dave Black
SW RG TopDoor (Classic)