Author Topic: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing  (Read 464 times)

Offline Dan_



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Offline 914pete

Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 06:25:07 AM »
Nice looking tailwheel. Wonder what it weighs.

Offline Vince Carucci

Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
« Reply #2 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.

Offline 914pete

Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
« Reply #3 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!

Offline Vince Carucci

Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
« Reply #4 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.

Offline kalazzerx

Re: KitPlanes Tailwheel drawing
« Reply #5 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.