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Tailwheel

huston marlowe

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May I add that you need a tailwheel in perfect condition. I had a Maule that would go to free caster, uncommanded , and I ground looped. I had a Scott 3-24 with worn spindle and jaws that would hardly steer at all. I now have a new tailwheel. Used ones can cause real problems.
 
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May I add that you need a tailwheel in perfect condition. I had a Maule that would go to free caster, uncommanded , and I ground looped. I had a Scott 3-24 with worn spindle and jaws that would hardly steer at all. I now have a new tailwheel. Used ones can cause real problems.
Marlowe, you bring up some good points, whenever I buy used equipment like tail wheels, fuel valve, master cylinders etc. the very first thing I do is rebuild them before putting them into service. I’m not a huge fan of surprises.
 

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