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    ABOUT ME

  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Computer nerd by day, theater nerd by night, every other kind of nerd all other times.

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  • Posted in thread: Violent tailwheel shimmy on 06-24-2017 at 03:49 AM
    Hah, the "pressed-in" pin came out by waving a magnet near it. Rebuild kit and a couple other
    parts on order. Now to pick up my moosey steel tomorrow and build a tailwheel spring re-arching
    tool for t...

  • Posted in thread: Violent tailwheel shimmy on 06-23-2017 at 07:11 PM
    I have a press, but I don't have the tooling yet to re-arch springs safely. That may be the way
    to go. At least now I have welding capability, so I can reasonably build the tooling.I had a
    chat with A...

  • Posted in thread: Violent tailwheel shimmy on 06-23-2017 at 05:37 PM
    I'm not convinced a new spring is going to solve anything, either. Looking at the Wag Aero
    spring
    (https://www.wagaero.com/wheels-brakes-tires/tailsprings-tail-skids-rudder-arms/tailspring-aero
    nca-faa...

  • Posted in thread: Violent tailwheel shimmy on 06-23-2017 at 04:01 PM
    I was able to get out to the plane tonight and check out the tailwheel situation. The
    tailwheel's kingpin angle is as close to zero degrees as makes no difference, so it's certainly
    going negative onc...

  • Posted in thread: Nomex flight suits on 06-22-2017 at 08:57 PM
    I've thought about fishing vests to carry stuff I'd want to have with me in emergency egress
    (PLB, emergency kit stuff, etc.). I figure that some substantial proportion of emergency exit
    scenarios wil...

  • Posted in thread: Violent tailwheel shimmy on 06-22-2017 at 06:08 PM
    I have learned to line up with the runway for a few feet before allowing the tail to come
    up.Until the shimmy event, I was mostly doing 3-point takeoffs, so never ran into this
    particular problem. I'm...

  • Posted in thread: Hi from NZ on 06-21-2017 at 09:25 PM
    Welcome Dom! Always nice to see new Kiwis joining us! I only ever got as far south as Nelson on
    my visit (far too long ago), but I loved the places I visited.

  • Posted in thread: Violent tailwheel shimmy on 06-21-2017 at 04:46 AM
    The mechanic outlined some repair techniques for the rudder that made me much more comfortable
    with the damage. I was afraid it was going to be major surgery and a 337 and a thousand dollars
    in fabric...

  • Posted in thread: Violent tailwheel shimmy on 06-20-2017 at 08:50 PM
    Lurking, lurking...

  • Posted in thread: Just passed my 10 year anniversary on the forum on 06-20-2017 at 04:51 AM
    Yep. I've been without a suitable space for most of that time, which is what stopped me in the
    first place.

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