The Grove Gear Modification on my Skybolt
Skybolt (4 Cylinder)
modification to the SKYBOLT.
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This single change made the Skybolt a pure pleasure to land on grass or pavement. Grove Aircraft was great to work with during the "should I do this" phase. Several phone calls and lots of information from someone that knows and understands airplanes convinced me to place the order. Prior to arrival of the gear, drawings arrived at the WingNuts, Inc. hangar so Mike and crew could prep the Skybolt for the actual installation. When the gear leg arrived the bolt-up was painless and perfect. The lack of tubing for the brake system was especially nice and clean since I had opted for the optional "gundrilled" gear. The first takeoff and landing was just like sex for the first time. She handled like a dream with no bounce and drag like the old bungie system. Catch me at a fly in and try this out.