Re: Tail wheels

Allan Farr <afarr@...>

Thanks Mike. Less sensitivity to cracks, debris, etc, is presumably partly because of the rounded profile of the pneumatic tyre as opposed to the squared off profile of the solid tyre.
Allan Farr
Q2 Rev (maybe flying next yr)

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Perry
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wednesday, 29 November 2006 14:53
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Tail wheels


I think what happened is that Jim Hamm, Bob Farnum and Jim Patillo were
looking for a way to install a tailwheel which was steerable over a narrow
range and otherwise full swivel. The available model happened to be

The pneumatic tire might be more grippy but it is also less sensitive to
cracks, grooves and debris on the runway.

This is my understanding from listening to Jim P and Bob over the last
several years, I hope it's not too inaccurate.

Mike Perry
Not flying and currently not building :-(

At 03:46 PM 11/28/2006 +1300, you wrote:

>If it's true that "Part of what the JB 6-pack does is desensitize the
>tailwheel to avoid over-controlling", it seems to me that changing the
>standard solid tail wheel for a more grippy pneumatic one would go against
>that argument (by increasing the sensitivity).
>Allan Farr

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