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Re: REFLECTOR: Gear Up Microswitch

I also employed two, mounted on the inboard side of the wheel housing
"igloo" where it intersects the leg housing. I fabricated a cushioned stop
across that point which positions the gear and provides a mounting surface
for each switch. The switches are dust and water proof, and the leads are
potted in alphapoxy/ microglass.    -Bill

prototype 'Super' Chipmunk N18EF
Velocity Classic RG N6098S in the works

>>Where seems to be the most preferred location for placing the main gear UP
>I placed mine on the aft side of the gear bulkhead so that the top end of
>the gear leg activates it. "Mine" is actually plural: I have a switch for
>each leg. There are scenarios where one leg is up and the other isn't. I
>would want to know about that. This is contrary to the "down and locked "
>indicator: either the legs are both locked or none, so there is only one
>swith on the over center linage and it indicates when the locking bar is
>Simon Aegerter, Winterthur, Switzerland