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Old 09-13-2018, 03:49 PM
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Default Tailwheel weights

Hello folks, I saw a couple of people asking about the weight of this unit. The whole assembly (fork, tube, tire, hub) weighs in at 3 lbs, 10 oz.

For reference, I threw a standard Van's fork and one of their tires on the scale and came up actually about an ounce heavier than the Condor2 (Van's stuff weighs in at 3 lbs. 11 oz).

Many of you have lighter wheels than the standard (like our Lightweight or Deluxe tires), so your individual weight may differ somewhat from that.

For what it's worth, you can find and order this product at http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/1152.htm.

As of today (13 September, 2018), I have somewhat limited stock of the hub pieces, which should be rectified in something like 2-3 weeks. If we run out, you can still order and we will fill those orders as soon as we get them back in hand.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:59 AM
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Hello folks, I saw a couple of people asking about the weight of this unit. The whole assembly (fork, tube, tire, hub) weighs in at 3 lbs, 10 oz.

For reference, I threw a standard Van's fork and one of their tires on the scale and came up actually about an ounce heavier than the Condor2 (Van's stuff weighs in at 3 lbs. 11 oz).

Many of you have lighter wheels than the standard (like our Lightweight or Deluxe tires), so your individual weight may differ somewhat from that.

For what it's worth, you can find and order this product at http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/1152.htm.

As of today (13 September, 2018), I have somewhat limited stock of the hub pieces, which should be rectified in something like 2-3 weeks. If we run out, you can still order and we will fill those orders as soon as we get them back in hand.
Blake, I'm thinking of ordering one, but I'd like it without any powder coat so I can paint it to match the existing fork...can I get that?
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:59 AM
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Blake, I'm thinking of ordering one, but I'd like it without any powder coat so I can paint it to match the existing fork...can I get that?
Mark,

Yes, we can do that, I just don't have any in stock right now without the powder coating. Will be taking more pieces to the welder this week, so I should have them available soon.

For what it's worth, we usually have three finish options: white powder coat, black powder coat, and "primed." The primed finish just gets a quick blast of rattle-can primer on it to keep it from getting nasty while shipping. If you are looking to paint it up with the good stuff and prefer a bare steel fork, you can always just make a note on the order and we can ship it bare steel or sandblasted.

You can also paint over top of the powder coat, which is nice because if and when the paint gets abraded off by grass and debris, there is still a little tougher layer of powder coating underneath.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:27 PM
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Mark,

Yes, we can do that, I just don't have any in stock right now without the powder coating. Will be taking more pieces to the welder this week, so I should have them available soon.

For what it's worth, we usually have three finish options: white powder coat, black powder coat, and "primed." The primed finish just gets a quick blast of rattle-can primer on it to keep it from getting nasty while shipping. If you are looking to paint it up with the good stuff and prefer a bare steel fork, you can always just make a note on the order and we can ship it bare steel or sandblasted.

You can also paint over top of the powder coat, which is nice because if and when the paint gets abraded off by grass and debris, there is still a little tougher layer of powder coating underneath.
OK, I'm going to send in my order and primed is just what I want. I'll note that.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:08 AM
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Default Installed it - Love it.

I just installed my FlyBoy's Pneumatic Tailwheel and love it. Handles better taxing and on the takeoff and landing rolls. Looks awesome too. Swapping it out was a piece of cake. No more grease for the sealed / replaceable bearings. He even includes a little extension that makes getting an inflation tool on the valve stem easier. Not necessary, but a thoughtful touch.

I'm attaching a link to a gallery of my photos for this project - https://randyking.smugmug.com/N814RK-Tailwheel
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:25 AM
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I just installed my FlyBoy's Pneumatic Tailwheel and love it. Handles better taxing and on the takeoff and landing rolls. Looks awesome too. Swapping it out was a piece of cake. No more grease for the sealed / replaceable bearings. He even includes a little extension that makes getting an inflation tool on the valve stem easier. Not necessary, but a thoughtful touch.

I'm attaching a link to a gallery of my photos for this project - https://randyking.smugmug.com/N814RK-Tailwheel
Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that nut/cotter pin!
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:41 PM
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Nice pics, but hard to get a to tow bar over that nut/cotter pin!
I don't use a tow bar and never understood why anybody else does.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:21 PM
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I have all metal locknuts on both ends of my tailwheel axle. I use a Bogart tow bar to push the plane out of the hangar and then pull it back in. Wouldn't do it any other way. No pressure on any control surfaces or the prop and I can steer it precisely.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:09 PM
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Default To each his own

To each his own Mark. I'm flying aerobatics on practically every flight. The last thing I need is a tow-bar knocking around the baggage compartment. So, I move the plane around using the horizontal stabilizer and occasionally the prop. No damage, very precise. Works great for me.

We're derailing the discussion. Peace
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