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Old 02-03-2018, 06:00 AM
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I understand why you're asking. When you're building, the tail isn't heavy and there's no reason to do maintenance, but when you're done, that tail will weigh a lot more and you'll need to get it off the floor for tail wheel maintenance, leveling the plane for oil changes and other reasons, etc. Trying to pick up the tail with one hand while you slip a support under it, can be stressful for your back and shoulders, especially if you're getting older as some of us are!
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