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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2019, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Tacco
An update. Provided everything else is straight...

An update. Provided everything else is straight and you fly solo a lot with partial fuel, increasing the tire pressure in the left tire makes a big difference.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Tacco
Never thought to check geometry of nose gear....

Never thought to check geometry of nose gear.

In any event, taxied from the right seat today and sure enough, pulled slightly right. Itís about the same when I sit on the left side and it pulls...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Tacco
David's right. The reason given is that the Matco...

David's right. The reason given is that the Matco bearing grease seals are not supposed to rotate with the wheel. This generates a small amount of rotational drag hence the torque required to turn...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Tacco
Same left pulling problem here. Put in .5 degree...

Same left pulling problem here. Put in .5 degree shim to correct a left toe-out condition, alignment is now dead nuts on. Tire pressures are identical. Even measured break away torque of wheels - 8...
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