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 > <https://list.krnet.org/empathy/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/-Search> ________________________________ -Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html -Change list delivery options at https://list.krnet.org/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ Affinity List Info Board -Search recent KRnet Archives at https://list.krnet.org/empathy/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ -Search John Bouyea's decades of archive at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/