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Old 11-11-2017, 02:26 AM   #1
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Hey everyone I own an acroduster II and had my tail wheel fall off and ruin the hub . Debating on installing the same Lang D-501A assembly(i hear they are prone to failure) or switch it out to the homebuilders 6inch double fork which seems to be heavier duty, what do you folks have on your planes? and any advise on the subject? Thank you for the help!


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Old 11-11-2017, 06:01 AM   #2
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There is only one that seems to last and work in Alaska in the bush -Scott / ABW 3200. I have four with them, one not flying yet.


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The Homebuilders 6inch double fork is also very popular. Thatís whatís on my Ranger powered Starduster Too. I havenít flown it much since I had to do a restore. But Iíve heard great things from others about them. The Scott 3200 is also a good tailwheel itís the Alaskan Bush Tailwheel now. It just not worth the price in my opinion when the API/ Homebuilders 6Ē double fork has a great reputation also.
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Letís see a pic of your AcroDuster Too also!
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I have the Homebuilders 6 inch double fork tailwheel on my Starduster Too and it works great. They are priced very reasonable. As a mater of fact, I think a guy has one for sale on the Aircraft Spruce Starduster forum.
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I had the same thing happen to me with a Lang tailwheel. The fault is in the replacement tires from what I understand.

Anyway, I use the API (homebuilders soecial) tailwheel in my Eagle too. Works great.
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Cool! thanks for all the help! I think the home builder is the way to go! But i wonder why that guy is selling his after taxing for 30 minutes..hmm
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Here's a picture of my installation. The springs are for a Citabria, and I got them pretty reasonable from Wag Aero.
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https://youtu.be/QtokU8mIDQk Look at this video it's one of the best tailwheel setting I've seen. Also look on Supercub.org for a pearceaero video on tailwheels. The last two tailwheel airplanes ive worked on were ground loops from tailwheel problems.
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Had the tyre fall off my Lang 501a but I'd been supplied with the wrong item i.e 6x2 Aero Classic p/n 06-01044.

There is a warning on Aircraft Spruce's web page that this tyre should not be used on Lang 501a. Too late for me, I had to buy a new wheel......

Correct, but expensive, item is 6x2 General Tire p/n 06-15800.


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