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28 Feb 2022 13:10 #1 by Larry Snyder
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The snubber is always a source of spirited conversation. I will give you the sum total of my wisdom right here:

No snubber: this is how the airplane shipped originally. The nose wheel is out of the propeller blast and with the nose gear fairing it’s slipperier. On a crosswind takeoff you maintain lateral control longer as the nose comes up. It’s what Fred would do!

Snubber: airplane doesn’t look weird in flight. A bit less lateral control as the nose gets light on the ground. The guys at Safe Flight in Ohio told me Ercoupes with snubbers showed less firewall damage in extreme situations since the arm of the nose gear is less so a side load doesn’t push as hard on the engine mount.

My take is that as long as your takeoffs and landings are done well you will be fine either way.

Larry

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28 Feb 2022 12:49 #2 by Warren Hampton
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Hello Don, 5644f is now with Vern. I have flown w/o and never saw much diff in speed or landing. Not enough to notice. Hope you are having fun with your new airplane!

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13 Feb 2022 14:46 #3 by Robert James
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I just overhauled the nosegear Oleo on my A2A and I left the cable snubber on. Cheers,

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12 Feb 2022 14:13 #4 by Don Abbott
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There are many pros and cons about the nose gear snubber cable.  I always thought a little extra speed was acheived with the snubber and the airplane looks better in flight.  Any comments would be appreciated.

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