Just a couple additional comments for anyone who may build one using a pulley...
1. The higher you can get the pulley the better. If you look closely at my picture, the angle of the cable just slightly rubs against the wood front and back. Not a big deal, but not perfect.
2. More importantly, the angle of the cable where it attaches to the tailwheelwheel tray/lift is a bit extreme, sometimes causing the wood-on-wood sliding assembly to bind. I'm going to relocate the attach bolt closer to the frame so that the cable pulls the assembly straighter up.
RV-9 Flying, 0-320, Catto
Donation reminder: Jan. 2021