Original Posted By: "AircamperN11MS"
I suspect that they mean the spring can have a twisting moment generated by anyapplied side loads. That being said, I have a single leaf spring on my planeand have never had a tail wheel related problem. My tail wheel steering cableare very loose and even sag. It does not shimmy and I could probably land itwith my feet on the floor but have not tried it. That is on the verge of doingsomething very stupid but the plane is very stable. Please keep in mind thatI have a steel tube fuselage and don't share the same concerns that the woodfuselages may experience. Dad has a wood fuselage GN-1 with a double leaf spring.The tail wheel was once torn out of his plane during a ground loop too. I think the article still provides some great input for us and other builders.It may even help cure a problem someone is currently experiencing. It is a greattopic and it with our own experimenting will help a lot of us. Excellent Thread!!!--------Scott LiefeldFlying N11MS since March 1972Steel TubeC-85-12Wire WheelsBrodhead in 1996Read this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.p ... ___Subject: Pietenpol-List: Clincher airplane wheels Ebay
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