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Tailwheel steering spring installation tip!

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Aug 24, 2006
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Hello Group,
last night when i preassembled my tailwheel chains and springs i got a idea
that i like to share.

When i had measured and cut my tailwheel steering chains to size so that there
is no slack in the chains i noticed that i must use force to assemble the whole
thing. But then, after trying for a while and a little swearing a pretensioned
the springs and put 2 tiewraps inside them to keep them tensioned and long.
Then i assembled the chains, springs and connector links to the
rudder/tailwheel, after that i simply cut off the tiewraps and removed them.
No big deal, but i wanted to share my knowledge on this one.


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