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edjahar42 06-30-2012 10:29 AM

type of tailwheel
I'm scratch building a low wing taildragger, stick & balsa, weight around 6 1/2 to 7 lbs or 3000 grams. should I simply attach a tailwheel wire to the rudder or give it it's own control linkage and mount?

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All Day Dan 06-30-2012 10:33 AM

RE: type of tailwheel
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Ed, here's what I do. The plane weighs 20 pounds and is 50cc size. Dan.

edjahar42 06-30-2012 04:52 PM

RE: type of tailwheel
Dan, thanks a lot. That looks simple, strong and easy. I think I'll try it. Maybe a little extra wood on that part of the rudder?

All Day Dan 06-30-2012 06:02 PM

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Ed, thanks for the thanks. The bottom of the rudder is a strip of 3/8 inch ply for the small bell crank mount. Here's an image of the whole plane. Dan.

edjahar42 06-30-2012 06:52 PM

RE: type of tailwheel
Dan that is one wild looking plane!

All Day Dan 06-30-2012 07:34 PM

RE: type of tailwheel
Thank you, once again. It started out with these three views;

In to AutoCAD with the IMAGE command. Enlarged with the SCALE command and plenty of POLYLINE work. Keep up the scratch building. You'll stay in the hobby indefinetly if you do. Dan.

edjahar42 07-01-2012 07:33 AM

RE: type of tailwheel
Dan this is my first go at scratch. I've studied the very basic design formulae. Know nothing of CAD. I'll start a build log soon.

Thanks, ED

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