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#20334 - 01/20/11 08:38 PM Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ?
Rusty Rudder Offline
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Does anyone currently employ a larger nose wheel on their 172?

Larger than the 5" stock tire.



Edited by Rusty Rudder (01/20/11 08:39 PM)
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#20335 - 01/20/11 08:40 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rusty Rudder]
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Not on the 2/3 scale 172.
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#20336 - 01/20/11 08:44 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Cessna Dude]
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I've heard of it, cant remember who or where,(they say the mind is the first to go, who the hell are THEY anyway?) thought maybe somebody out here has done one or has one. Always thought it wouldn't be a bad idea given some of the un-improved field landings some of us do...??

Maybe it's not possible, but, seems as though I've heard of it?
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#20457 - 01/21/11 12:26 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rusty Rudder]
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http://airglas.com/nose_fork/index.html has one STC'd.

We used to do them all the time just using a C206 nose fork and a field approval.

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#20473 - 01/21/11 02:11 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: jaanderson]
Rob 355 Offline
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I have the Landis nose fork STC on my 172M. 8.50s on the mains and a 7.00 on the nose.
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#20508 - 01/21/11 05:24 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rob 355]
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The STC calls for 8:50's all the way around.

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#20536 - 01/21/11 09:17 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: jaanderson]
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Outstanding Gentleman ! Thank you for your input. I would luv to have this improvement on my 172P and will forever be looking for the goods to get it done someday.

That would about add an inch and a half to the prop to ground clearance as far as I can see, right ?


Edited by Rusty Rudder (01/21/11 09:20 PM)
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#20697 - 01/23/11 03:23 AM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rusty Rudder]
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[quote=they say the mind is the first to go, who the hell are THEY anyway?) [/quote]

Actually, the mind is the SECOND thing to go...I just don't remember what went first!

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#20700 - 01/23/11 04:06 AM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: EdW]
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Originally Posted By: EdW
[quote=they say the mind is the first to go, who the hell are THEY anyway?)


Actually, the mind is the SECOND thing to go...I just don't remember what went first! [/quote]

Haaaahaaaa LOL !
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#22093 - 01/30/11 07:47 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rusty Rudder]
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My 172G had the HD nose gear--6" wheel and tire and larger nose wheel fork. Amazingly, when I got skis for it I found the nose ski is made for the standard nose fork so I had to buy a new fork and axle.

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#22126 - 01/30/11 09:26 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: bushpilot]
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Originally Posted By: bushpilot
My 172G had the HD nose gear--6" wheel and tire and larger nose wheel fork. Amazingly, when I got skis for it I found the nose ski is made for the standard nose fork so I had to buy a new fork and axle.


It would seem as though the "further the better" in that application, but, as you found out, evidently not... Ya still got the 'ol 6" wheel fork and set up and do you use it for summer op's?
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#22470 - 02/01/11 09:29 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rusty Rudder]
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I only flew the plane one winter on wheels, that was 75-76. Summer time it is always on floats and winter time on skis. That way I can always park it right in front of the house as we live beside a lake. I still have the 6" fork and the prop for wheel operation. I use the float prop for ski flying so it stays on all year round.

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#22472 - 02/01/11 09:30 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: bushpilot]
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Yo BP! Bring on the pictures!
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#22478 - 02/01/11 09:35 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: bushpilot]
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Originally Posted By: bushpilot
I only flew the plane one winter on wheels, that was 75-76. Summer time it is always on floats and winter time on skis. That way I can always park it right in front of the house as we live beside a lake. I still have the 6" fork and the prop for wheel operation. I use the float prop for ski flying so it stays on all year round.


This sounds like a nice operation, something I would luv to do, but, still park in the local County hangar. Hey, BP, would you be interested in selling the fork and nose wheel? Just out of curiosity...
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#22489 - 02/01/11 10:11 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rusty Rudder]
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#22491 - 02/01/11 10:14 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: bushpilot]
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Loc: north eastern Ontario, Canada
Sorry, I intend to keep all the wheel equipment so that if and when I have to sell the plane, I will have all the float, wheel and ski gear.

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#22492 - 02/01/11 10:16 PM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: bushpilot]
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Absolutely ! Awsome picture BP, there is a dream come true !!


Edited by Rusty Rudder (02/01/11 10:16 PM)
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#22527 - 02/02/11 07:15 AM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: Rusty Rudder]
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Originally Posted By: Rusty Rudder
Originally Posted By: EdW
[quote=they say the mind is the first to go, who the hell are THEY anyway?)


Actually, the mind is the SECOND thing to go...I just don't remember what went first!




They also say the early signs of insanity is hair on your knuckles!


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#22528 - 02/02/11 07:16 AM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: November X-ray]
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#22537 - 02/02/11 11:09 AM Re: Enlarged Nose Wheel on C-172 ? [Re: November X-ray]
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Originally Posted By: November X-ray
The second sign is looking for hair on your knuckles!


Here and I thought that ment you weren't far from the end of the food chain, or just came upright, off all fours, not long ago... LOL haaahhaaaaaaa !!!!!
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