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Old 04-21-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Math wizards, this is for you!

The round landing gear pedestal is approx 8" dia. If I put 12" square blocks under each, am I spreading the weight enough to warrant their use? I know, I'm over engineering this, MY.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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Well, the pedestal has 50.26 square inches and the 12" square has 144 square inches. So you're increasing the weight distribution 286%. That's assuming that the block is infinitely stiff.......
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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What is it you're trying to do?
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Well said Eric... we definitely need the weight and density of material you are using.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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The round landing gear pedestal is approx 8" dia. If I put 12" square blocks under each, am I spreading the weight enough to warrant their use? I know, I'm over engineering this, MY.
The round landing gear foot is 50.26 square inches. The area of the block is 144 square inches, so you are spreading the weight over an area that is 5 X larger than the landing gear foot by itself. In my non-engineering opinion, that's well worth their use. It certainly can't hurt to use them...
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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The round landing gear foot is 50.26 square inches. The area of the block is 144 square inches, so you are spreading the weight over an area that is 5 X larger than the landing gear foot by itself. In my non-engineering opinion, that's well worth their use. It certainly can't hurt to use them...
Uh Mike 144/50.265=2.864
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:04 PM   #7
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I think you need a part time job.
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Coming in Late...Yeah OC's math is accurate but question is why are you doing this? Just curious
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