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This article features a standard Model C nosegear installation.
The standard steering rod tends to break at the threads. One fix is to weld reinforcing steel strips over this area.
Thin slices of plastic tubing used as bushings on either side of the rod ends make for smooth operation.
Note the angle of the forward triangular tabs for the springs Be sure to lubricate the spring ends with white lithium grease upon installation and at each annual.
The nosegear tube is greased prior to installation. Note the bolt orientation from front-to-back.
A thin piece of aluminum was made to fit over the wheel bearing to protect it from dirt.
A short section of rubber hose protects the axle from dirt.
To prevent the nosegear springs from coming off their clips, install 1/8" wheel collars for radio controlled aircraft from a hobby shop.