- Jul 17, 2004
- Hamburg, New Jersey USA
- GyroBee Variant - Under Construction
I am curious how important nosewheel downforce is in a free-castoring system. In my current build I had been planning to rake the mains back slightly to increase nosewheel pressure by recommendation of other pilots/builders. A GyroBee wants ~35 lbs. on the nosewheel, but does this figure become less important if there is no direct steering acting on it, be it soft or hard linked? I want to better understand this dynamic before committing to a gear arrangement I may regret later. Thank you.