Bigger Wheels for Mini Beaver

David Spence

New member
Hey folks - has anyone out there tried putting larger landing gear on an FT Mini Beaver? I don't have a runway so I can hand launch just fine but very often when I land I end up breaking the foam on the landing gear in the grass. I'd love to have larger tires like a Draco, TimberX, etc. and I think it would handle the weight/drag difference but not sure. Anyone tried that?


I don’t personally have the FT Mini Beaver, but judging by the size of the original tires, you could try the Du-Bro 1.75“ round and treaded tires.