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Old 10-12-2006, 11:36 AM
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Default Hobbi-Star 60 into a tail dragger

Greetings. I am a relatively new pilot (approx. 50 flights) and would like to convert my hobbi-star 60 into a tail dragger. Can anyone tell me what the proper placement of the front landing gear under the wing should be? Is their a special placement for the tail wheel? Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:33 PM
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You can get a Sullivan tailwheel for about $10. It's STUPID easy to mount it, just use wood screws and CA. (The instructions will explain it all...except for the wood-screws).

You will need to move the mains forward a bit. With a FULL tank, move the mains forward until the tail drops. then add a bit for good measure. Check for prop clearance and make sure it looks right, mark-it and begin reinforcing the fuse at that spot with some hardwood and triangle-stock. Drill your holes, install some blind-nuts and go fly.

Once you are comfortable flying and landing a TD, you will never want a trike again. For some reason, they just SEEM better.

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You may want to edit your post and correct the title and take out any size formatting, it doesnt do anything and nobody knows what the actual thread is about.
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Default RE: Hobbi-Star 60 into a tail dragger

Thanks for the info. I am finding out that STUPID easy is a matter of perspective :-), but will give her a try. Doing some repair after my elevator linkage came off. Since I want to learn to fly WW1 fighters, thought this would be a good time to convert to TD. Thanks again.
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ps Anybody have any recomendations for a beginning TD?
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