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Old 03-22-2009, 08:24 PM
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Default RE: Charlie Kellogg's TBM Avenger Build

When that was all figured out, the motor and F-0 was set aside and then I moved on to the tail wheel.

The tail unit was bolted to some hardwood, and the hardwood was then installed into F-14. In order to get the wheel to fully retract (or at least come very close to making it all the way into the fuse when retracted), I had to mount the tail wheel to F-14 at a bit of an angle. F-14 was basically notched and the hardwood and some additional plywood was glued together with methacrylate.

I posted a question in the general forum regarding steering the Sierra tail wheel units. This one is especially tricky, I think. I'm not really seeing a clear and obvious method for actuating the steering. I was planning to use cable and guides, but there’s such a large “drop” (down out of the fuse) down to the steering yoke that I’m not sure how or where I am going to place the cable guides.

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know (ASAP as I have to sort all that out before I start sheeting the fuse).

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