Date:Aug. 06, 2021


Brief Description:

These upgraded gear legs from Sky Designs are really nice.  They replace the (2) steel gear legs and fiberglass gear leg fairings that Vans would supply with (2) machined piece of aluminum shaped into an airfoil and shed approximately 15 pounds in the process.  Seems like a really simple way to get some weight out of the airplane. 

Grove Aircraft Landing Gear Systems previously made a set of airfoil gear very similar to these but for some reason no longer produce them.  I figured that while we won’t be needing the gear any time soon it is better to have them early than wish I had ordered them while they were available.  Who knows when the folks at Sky Designs decide to retire from making these?  The gear should be arriving in November/December of this year.

Stock Photo from Sky Designs website.