BTW, what's the safe speed to drop the gear?
I sometimes drop it at 155 mph, and often end up with a broken gear motor.
I usually wait until I am established on final and get some flap out as my IAS gets below 150.
Then I deploy the gear somewhere around 145 mph or less. I have dumped the gear at
somewhere around 150 mph IAS with no problems.
I have over 420 hours on my current airframe with hours close to that on #1, 3 & 4. I had to overhaul #2
some time ago and it only has 250 hours or so on it.
I have had to replace worn gear & tires after some hard landings and have suffered gear motor or linkage
failures from time to time. Even on a few occasions of having to put her down without the gear, the damage
was such that I could make repairs without having to do a complete overhaul to engines.