tailwheels revisited

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Paul Agaliotis
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Re: tailwheels revisited

Post by Paul Agaliotis »

Bob,

The angle should be vertical or the top slightly aft. The only problem I've had was when I over-greased it and had a locking problem. Make sure every is tight back there.
Sorry I missed you in San Diego. I hope Bill is able to get the Chief sorted out. I covered a repair plan for him and then we went to Browns Field and looked at a nice replacement Chief if the insurance gets wonky on him.

Paul
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bob turner
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Re: tailwheels revisited

Post by bob turner »

Thanks Paul. I tried three different kingpin angles, then took it off and reinstalled the dirtbag Maule.

Any chance I can get you to feel if there is any friction at all in your kingpost? Mine is like it is on air bearings - no damping at all. I am thinking missing part . . .

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Re: tailwheels revisited

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There is no dampening other than the friction of the locking block. It needs to be used with tension springs, I've never used one with compression springs.
Paul
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