Re: Happy Camper

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>

Have you measured to make sure your right
Main wheel is not forward of your left main wheel?  Jerry 

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From: "Charlie oneskydog@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Date: 5/13/18 2:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Happy Camper


I know when my tail wheel pivot axis (which has caster) is not vertical it will cause me to turn.

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On May 13, 2018, at 7:02 AM, 'Jay Scheevel SGT' jay@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

Hi Kevin,


Tried it both ways. I had it tightened to specs when I first tried taxiing and it drifted left and I could not correct. Loosened it up, same result. I am narrowing down the causes at this point.





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Jays know others have asked, but I have not seen the answer.

How tight is the nut on the bottom of the nose gear?

The one that holds the fork in place. It should take 15# of pull to get the nose fork to break free and turn. I don't know your situation, but I can tell when the nut needs attention, as the slow taxi control is degraded.

As Dave Dugas said, "see something, say something.

Random thoughts.


Kevin B

On May 12, 2018, at 8:57 PM, 'Jay Scheevel SGT' jay@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:


Thanks Charlie. I had seen this years ago and forgot about it. Hmm, I wonder how that happens (as I stroke my grey beard)?  I will shoot for 2 degrees positive castor. I have not gotten the plane going fast enough to benefit from the positive caster yet. I am fighting it at very low speeds which leave me unable to get it to return to neutral after it starts turning left. Will work on it some more over the next week.





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On May 11, 2018, at 8:20 PM, 'jcrain2@...' [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

When you push it backwards you go immediately from push to drag.  A tail wheel airplane has the pivot point angled forward at the top of the bolt.  It’s all for centering the tail wheel to keep it from falling to one side or the other.  The nose gear needs the angle forward toward the bottom to keep it from shimmying..  Are both of your brakes equal or is one soft when pressing the toe brakes?  If so you may need to re-bleed the brakes.  If you aligned and cambered the main wheels according to plans they should be fine...  

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Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 16:52:37 -0600

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