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Old 01-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Which tailwheel have you fellows found that works best
on the Acro II?
I have a Maule and don't like it. What are some you
using?



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Old 01-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Scott works well



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Old 01-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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I've been hearing good things about Matco tailwheels.

I've got a Scott on my Stinson, works great. Not sure what is on my Skybolt.


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I also have a Maule, but may I ask why do you not like it ?
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I have had a Maule (hard rubber tire - not inflated) on my Acro Sport II for over 600 hours and 25 years with no problems. I have rebuilt it once, but it never caused problems.
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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I use the Aviation Products tailwheel, and love it. Any my tail weight is heavier than most other biplanes.


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Mine is inflatable. It kicks out too easy. If I deflect more than 15 degrees it goes nuts and starts wobbling. I have to get on the brakes quick to straighten it out. It gets a little hairy sometimes.

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Old 01-10-2012, 02:13 AM   #8
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It sounds like the steering brakeout pin may be installed the wrong way. Mine was like that. Eventough it fit better, and to install correctly it need to be touched on a grinder, the longer part of the prawl has to go to the outside of the assyembly. You can also check to see if the "ramp" that forces the prawl to release is shimmed out too far.
Sounds like it's a maintenance/ adjustment problem, not a brand problem.

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This is a common theme...
http://www.biplaneforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5885

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This is a very detailed document about inspection of the Maule itself. As I have learned on the Scott, don't be afraid to shim between the assembly and the leaf spring to ensure it is straight and tight.



http://www.ehfc.net/Maule_Tailwheel.pdf



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Figured out someone had this one apart and put it together
wrong. I really like it now.



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