VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 06-22-2018, 10:34 PM
RhinoDrvr RhinoDrvr is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Lemoore (Fresno), CA
Posts: 70
Default Tailwheel Recce

Can anyone ID this tailwheel assembly? It doesn’t quite look like the Bell tailwheel to me. Looking to get a manufacturer so I can replace the locking pin and spring at annual.


__________________
Evan Levesque
RV-8 N88MJ (Built by Michael Robbins)
Lemoore, CA

Last edited by RhinoDrvr : 06-22-2018 at 10:35 PM. Reason: Pictures are Hard
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-23-2018, 12:32 AM
skylor's Avatar
skylor skylor is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 628
Default API

Hi Evan,

That looks like an Aviation Products Inc. assembly with stock Vanís chains:

http://apitailwheels.com

Skylor
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-23-2018, 08:21 AM
RhinoDrvr RhinoDrvr is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Lemoore (Fresno), CA
Posts: 70
Default

Thanks Skylor!
__________________
Evan Levesque
RV-8 N88MJ (Built by Michael Robbins)
Lemoore, CA
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-23-2018, 08:33 AM
Chkaharyer99 Chkaharyer99 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pilot Hill, CA
Posts: 817
Default

I believe Skylor is correct.

I have an Aviation Products tailwheel fork on my RV-8. Itís pretty stout. It originally had a larger diameter (six inch?) wheel. I replaced the large wheel with a smaller diameter wheel from Flyboy accessories. It required spacers, reducers and a smaller diameter through bolt. Flyboys also supplied other parts need to rebuild the inners IIRC.
__________________
Charlie
RV-8
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-23-2018, 01:09 PM
MikeyDale's Avatar
MikeyDale MikeyDale is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Garden City Texas
Posts: 807
Default

I'm not sure if Aviation Products is still in business but I installed one and love it. I believe that Aircraft Spruce sells an identical one call Homebuilders Tailwheel or it may be the same one and somebody bought Aviation Products.


http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ickkey=3033850
__________________
Mike Hillger
RV 7 FLYING SINCE 4/2015!
Garden City, Texas
First Flight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqgxhWH3pqA
Build Blog http://mikesrv7.blogspot.com/
Dues Paid
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-25-2018, 02:12 PM
PCHunt PCHunt is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,522
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeyDale View Post
I'm not sure if Aviation Products is still in business but I installed one and love it. I believe that Aircraft Spruce sells an identical one call Homebuilders Tailwheel or it may be the same one and somebody bought Aviation Products.


http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ickkey=3033850
If you look carefully at the photo, it says Aviation Products, Inc.
__________________
Pete Hunt, [San Diego] VAF #1069
RV-6, RV-6A, T-6G
ATP, CFII, A&P

2018 Donation Plus, Gladly Sent
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.