Thinking of extending nose strut by about 2 inches for clearance in case of off road bungee failure.  I've got large mains and standard nose wheel.  Anyone else?  Input appreciated.  Cheers,,, Lynn

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Comment by Conor Whitehead on November 25, 2017 at 12:02am

Went ahead and extended the fork for a larger tire, and increased tire clearance.  Put's the nose a bit higher, for sure.  Went with 22" mains (8.50-6 buffed smooth), and a 21" front.  Much more clearance.  Lower pressure, soft landings on my bumpy field.  Hoping to take it more off airport eventually.  Need some more education on it first.  Take it slow.

Comment by Ron Perreault on April 12, 2017 at 3:47am
I have 7 inches prop clearance uncompressed with 72 inch warp 3 blade so want to put extension on for 12 in clearance. Will put back on floats eventually and have old nose gear to build extension. Any advise yeh or neh?
Comment by Lawrence Van Egmond on August 18, 2016 at 10:43pm

Increased mine by an inch, Helped lower the tail for clearance into the hanger. Has caused me no problems with landings and does provide more prop clearance.

Comment by Juan vega on August 8, 2016 at 12:06pm

BTW,  I have 603 hrs on my plane,  same bungee.

Comment by Juan vega on August 8, 2016 at 12:05pm

don't.  If bungee fails,  its failed because you hit  on nose first,  mains last.  practice mains first,  stall the nose.  You will be happy and the bungee will last longer than your house.

Comment by Bill Alexander on August 5, 2016 at 8:20pm
I have big mains, standard nose wheel, and 72" prop. Have broken two bungee cords in 5 years. I fly off grass and there is no problem with clearance.The welded stop ring does a good job, of preventing a prop strike. I do not know the exact clearance off hand but still have I am guessing 10" or so.

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