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Pin 21 03-14-2017 03:44 AM

Tail Wheel Weight
Can anybody tell me what their aircraft weighed on the tailwheel in the 3 point position ? I did a rough check on mine on the weekend in the 3 point position and it looks like I might have a big problem:mad:

ronschreck 03-14-2017 05:46 AM

Don't know why you would weigh it in the 3-point position, but mine weighs 75 pounds in the level position if that helps.

roadrunner20 03-14-2017 06:52 AM

73 on mine

Update: Catto 3 blade prop

dlloyd3 03-14-2017 07:15 AM

Mine weights about 70 level. Don't know exactly in the 3 point position but do know it is quite a bit more. Why do you think you have a problem?

n816kc 03-14-2017 08:05 AM

weighed in at 54# in level attitude.

grubbat 03-14-2017 10:57 AM

Avg weight
There is a sticky where lots of folks have posted their tailwheel weights. Seems like most are in the 70's. With CS prop and empty weight, mine is 56#. With Catto prop and full fuel, it goes up to 74#. Mine is a -9 so will differ some.

Pin 21 03-14-2017 02:51 PM


Why do you think you have a problem?
I did a quick check without jacking the aircraft and the tailwheel weight is approx 115 lb in the 3 point attitude,that is the reason I asked if anybody knew the weight in that position, I have seen the sticky with tailwheel weights in the level attitude and I have started to panic :eek:

grubbat 03-14-2017 02:59 PM

level and reweight
Level plane then reweight just the tailwheel. I bet it comes back to the 70's.

Veetail88 03-14-2017 03:16 PM

RV-8 with 64 lbs on the tailwheel in level condition. Battery on firewall.

brad walton 03-14-2017 03:23 PM

RV8 w 66 lbs in level stance. IO360 w Catto 3 blade

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