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Airframes => Single Seaters => Topic started by: Dan_ on August 28, 2019, 12:27:35 PM

Title: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
Post by: Dan_ on August 28, 2019, 12:27:35 PM
https://www.kitplanes.com/do-it-yourself-tailwheel/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=KITPLANES+Weekly&utm_campaign=KP+Weekly+2019%2F08%2F27 (https://www.kitplanes.com/do-it-yourself-tailwheel/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=KITPLANES+Weekly&utm_campaign=KP+Weekly+2019%2F08%2F27)
Title: Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
Post by: 914pete on August 29, 2019, 06:25:07 AM
Nice looking tailwheel. Wonder what it weighs.
Title: Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
Post by: Vince Carucci on August 29, 2019, 10:01:10 AM
I built that wheel. It weights less than the shopping cart wheel recommended in the plans. I'll weight it when I get home tonight.
Title: Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
Post by: 914pete on August 29, 2019, 12:27:46 PM
I built that wheel. It weights less than the shopping cart wheel recommended in the plans. I'll weight it when I get home tonight.
Yeah, I'm curious. I made a functional tailwheel (I think) out 4130 but seems heavy. Attach a pic if you have one. Thanks!
Title: Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
Post by: Vince Carucci on September 01, 2019, 05:47:57 AM
The aluminum wheel assembly doesn't have any lightening hole drilled yet and I have a 1/2 inch bold (could be smaller dia.). It only weighs 20.28 oz. as is.
The shopping cart wheel doesn't even have a nut and washer or steering arms and it weighs 23.67 as is.

Not a huge difference but on a project that typically gains weight with mods, it's an improvement.
Title: Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
Post by: kalazzerx on September 02, 2019, 07:34:02 PM
Very Nice - was planning on doing something similar but had not thought of all aluminum :)   Thanks for sharing.