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Tail wheel weight?


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Jun 20, 2008
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Hi Folks,
I've been lurking awhile, but this is my first post. I'm getting close to retirement from the airline job and am looking for a "toy". I had a Pitts in my mis-spent youth, but I have no enthusasum (sp) for a single place now and I can't afford a S2A, much less a S2C. I'm thinking of buying a Skybolt. I've seen the advice to avoid one that has "too much weight on the tail" but haven't seen a number that is "too much". Is any one willing to give a number or range of numbers? I'm going to look at an older one (1974 I think) this week. It has the bungee gear. If it has the short one, will the longer one bolt on using the same hinge points? Does the longer gear move the wheels back as well as down? Thanks in advance for your input.
Daryl in WY


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