I made my tailwheel spring from a leaf spring I found in the dirt at a
salvage yard. They gave it to me for free when I told them what it was for.
I cut it to size with an angle grinder and bent it to shape with a torch
and sledge hammer.

Chris Pryce
Vacaville, CA

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 17:39 Mark Wegmet <markweg...@charter.net> wrote:

> As I recall, someone mentioned getting a leaf out of a Chevy Astro Van
> composite spring for the tail wheel. The transverse composite spring
> from a Corvette might work as well. As they say, your results may vary.
> On 7/30/2021 1:29 PM, Flesner wrote:
> >
> >  I’ve searched the archives and I’m not finding what I’m looking for
> > toreplace the broken aluminum “tailspring” on Roy’s airplane.I’ve also
> > read how many of you have fabricated something or other from achunk of
> > steel/ fiberglass/ carbon etc.John Bouyea
> >
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >
> > I cut a length of spring from a 1930's auto leaf spring, cold bent to
> > shape, dressed 1/8" off each side to fit the tail wheel assembly and
> > bolted it to the
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