On 7/16/2018 11:13 PM, Oscar Zuniga via KRnet wrote:
If I remember the source of my current tailwheel correctly, I bought your solid
Matco from you when you changed to the 6" pneumatic.
We're talking two different issues here. I think you purchased my 6"
Matco tailwheel assembly with a 6" solid wheel when I installed an
Aviation Products assembly with a 4" wheel to reduce the tail weight by
several pounds. Several years ago I had my Aviation Products assembly
modified to accept a 6" Matco pneumatic wheel and tire. I don't recall
putting many hours on the Matco assembly but the Aviation Products unit
is first class. I've never had a single tailwheel shimmy in 670 hours,
it drives like a steerable nose wheel, and the only maintenance I've
ever done is grease it.
"so for awhile I would overshoot my sharp turns till I learned to consciously kick
opposite rudder to re-engage tailwheel steering."
I'm guessing you run your cables a bit on the loose side for that to
happen. I run tailwheel cables as tight as possible for instant
response so when I stop the turn with neutral rudder and the wheel comes
back to center the tailwheel locks. I also don't normally go to the
"free swivel" point when pulling on to the runway for takeoff. I hope
the unit is still giving you good service.
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