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Old 09-15-2018, 10:06 AM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
 
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You can also put a drop of weld on the worn spot and file it to the correct profile. A chain saw file works well for this.
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:27 PM
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I have the rod link to install......but as someone who is a newby tailwheel pilot, should I put the chains on and get experience before tackling the steering link?

Or is it better to start off right off the bat with the link. For those of you 9 drivers.....what do you have? Are the chains more forgiving?
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:31 PM
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I have the rod link to install......but as someone who is a newby tailwheel pilot, should I put the chains on and get experience before tackling the steering link?

Or is it better to start off right off the bat with the link. For those of you 9 drivers.....what do you have? Are the chains more forgiving?
I have always just had the chains on my -9 and happily donít know what Iím missing.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:40 PM
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Well Then!
Thank You, Terry, Vince and Tom.
I just upgraded to the steering link + Tie Down Ring, I think it's a big improvement in steering stability on my RV-8. Slowing down thru 50 MPH is more stable, and I just like it better.
I can't imagine the steering link making tail wheel transition harder?
I always kept slack in the chains w/ springs to prevent ground loops when one side breaks off. I like Dan's cable upgrade too.
The tie down ring has been worth the price of admission.
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