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Old 05-25-2017, 08:39 PM
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Maybe I am not so sorry after all ............the "other" guys responded to my email and followed up with a phone call. I call that Customer Service.
Sorry I missed this post. Been busy at my full time job. As always if you ever have a problem with your tailwheel let us know. Thanks for the kind words, we do our best to work with every customer.

We like being the "other" guys.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:38 AM
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Very nice! Did you use 100mm from the tip for the cg or the wingtube?
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:44 PM
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Sorry I missed this post. Been busy at my full time job. As always if you ever have a problem with your tailwheel let us know. Thanks for the kind words, we do our best to work with every customer.

We like being the "other" guys.

You guys were great! Tailwheel is doing well after about 50 flights now! I appreciate the color photos on installation. I will repeat the order soon on my next projects!
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:56 AM
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Mine came with the compression springs. Here's how I hooked up the steering.

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How does this work out in the long run. It would remove tension from the rudder, but it also places tension on the servo, so I am wondering what the long term results are?
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:38 PM
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How does this work out in the long run. It would remove tension from the rudder, but it also places tension on the servo, so I am wondering what the long term results are?
The few ounces of tension from that spring is meaningless to a brushless servo with over 400 oz/in of torque. It's significantly less than the weight of an elevator or aileron putting tension on a servo. No worries for the servo in the long term.

The braided cable has worn out where it makes the 180 degree bend around the tiller arm. I've had to replace those cables a few times in over 500 flights.

The braided cable had also cut about half way through the tiller arm after 500 flights. I replaced the tiller because the wheel was totally worn out. It's a quick swap with one lock nut.

I really like the servo directly driving the steering with the compression springs. I just need to find a better way to connect the spring to the servo arm and the steering tiller arm.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:47 PM
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The few ounces of tension from that spring is meaningless to a brushless servo with over 400 oz/in of torque. It's significantly less than the weight of an elevator or aileron putting tension on a servo. No worries for the servo in the long term.

The braided cable has worn out where it makes the 180 degree bend around the tiller arm. I've had to replace those cables a few times in over 500 flights.

The braided cable had also cut about half way through the tiller arm after 500 flights. I replaced the tiller because the wheel was totally worn out. It's a quick swap with one lock nut.

I really like the servo directly driving the steering with the compression springs. I just need to find a better way to connect the spring to the servo arm and the steering tiller arm.
Very cool to know. I will probably try this. I also recently saw one where they connected it to the rudder control horn. Since they used a pin instead of a bolt for the control horn they used the hole for the cotter pin to attach it.
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