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Old 11-03-10, 11:27 AM
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337G Fixed gear

We are looking into putting a 337 on large tundra tires and would like information on possibility of doing this. Also there is a 337G out there that has been converted to fixed gear we have heard. Anyone know anything of this?
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Old 11-16-10, 07:27 PM
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landing gear

did you find out if you can change the landing gear rick 8166787907 thanks
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Old 11-16-10, 09:10 PM
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yes

Some time ago, we had an inquiry, from someone in Alaska, about doing the same thing.
She had been in contact with Owen Bell. I don't recall if it was ever completed. I'll try and find the information I had. I would suggest contacting Owen about it.
Some years ago, there was one done, it was the original Riley prototype. It was for sale on skymaster.com. You might talk to them as well.
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Old 11-17-10, 12:33 AM
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fixed gear 337

Yes I have talked to Owen. He can do it but from my understanding little is involved other than disabling the retract system and of course the paperwork.
I am wondering what the structure is like on the 337 as opposed to the 336.
Will it withstand the rigors of rough terrain. I am interested in finding the 337 out there that has had the gear fixed previously.
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Old 11-17-10, 03:05 AM
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The 337 gear is most definitely a strong system. I am not aware of any changes to the O2 system vs the civilian model (correct me if I'm wrong). I know that Cessna did some major testing of the gear system because dad was in Wichita while they did some testing on the gear. They had crane hoisting the aircraft in the air and releasing it. I remember him saying that he was just amazed at the results. I don't remember the height that they released it at but I do remember dad saying that the belly almost touched the ground.

Also AirScan has their own GW increase STC for their aircraft and they had to do a drop test.

It's a beefy system but I do not know how it compares to the 336. I would call Don Neiser and talk to him about it also.

Is there a rule that says you can't fly the aircraft with the gear inop? I guess you want to go into the main system and safety secure the main spring system? Make sure everything is locked and can't release in some way?

I have been on some pretty rough surfaces with my 337 back in the day. Some of them up in Whitehorse and Atlin Lake, BC. Several trips up there back in the 80's and 90's. Also the Idaho wilderness areas. I would say that the biggest weakness might be the nose gear.

Here is the one you are looking for:

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thanks so much for all the response on my question you guys are awesome

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Some time ago, we had an inquiry, from someone in Alaska, about doing the same thing.
She had been in contact with Owen Bell. I don't recall if it was ever completed. I'll try and find the information I had. I would suggest contacting Owen about it.
Some years ago, there was one done, it was the original Riley prototype. It was for sale on skymaster.com. You might talk to them as well.
getting closer to buying one for all my missionary work and angle flight thanks again
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If anybody is interested in tracking this down, N505JK is the 336 that has been outfitted with oversized tires.
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