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Old 05-25-2009, 01:45 PM
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Where can I find a tailwheel setup like this one? This is off my World Models Voodoo P-51. I need a similar setup for my VQ Mustang.

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Old 05-25-2009, 01:49 PM
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Dubro makes those as well, I use the dubro semi scale ones though, to me they are much better tracking and save your servo being that the springs control it, not the rudder directly.
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Do you have a part number or anything? I have a sullivan but it's too big and gawdy. This is a .40 size airplane. I fly off of pavement so I'm not worried about beating up the servo too much.
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Here's the 40 size by dubro,



http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD850&P=0



Here's the semi scale ones,



http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRWW7&P=SM



Of course, they go up and down in size, the semi scale ones are under wheels, not rear landing gear, go figure.

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Yeah I figured that. I think the dubro .40 size are the way to go. I need to attach it to the rudder to be able to steer. I am debating on fixing the current setup on this bird but that requires some minor surgery but I don't think it will be as solid. Plus it is using two rods on one servo and it looks like it may strain the servo even more. Thanks for the help!
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I actually prefer this system to the spring ones, but I use a long rod on the rudder, it will act like a springabsorbingsome of the shocks, with the rudder mount at least 3 inches from the hinge line
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Well, the spring ones like the semi scale put less strain on the servo, the springs give if the tail wheel hits something, so it won't jar the geartrain and break servos. I use these style only, had a few rudder servos die from tailwheels hitting dips in the grass while turning on final after the rollout. The easiest way to make a solid mount for any of them is to line it up on the bottom, and make a mark 1/4" ahead of the tailwheel bracket, break out the exacto, hobby saw or utility knife and cut the balsa bottom sheeting away at a depth of 1/8 ", setup a new piece to replace it out of aircraft ply 1/8" variety, predrill the holes and install the blind nuts and glue this back in the section cut away, now just sand the edges to shape with masking tape protecting the existing covering and recover the plate with covering and bolt it down. In your setup, the wire attaches with a strap on the bottom, on most of those setups, they imbed the wire inside the LE of the rudder post. So in your case, just restrap it to the bottom, CHECK YOUR CG! and go have fun.
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Where can I find a tailwheel setup like this one? This is off my World Models Voodoo P-51. I need a similar setup for my VQ Mustang.

Another Option is Sullivan...

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFV47&P=SM

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFV48&P=SM

Very close to what is on your first plane...

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