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Old 03-14-2017, 03:44 AM
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Default Tail Wheel Weight

Can anybody tell me what their aircraft weighed on the tailwheel in the 3 point position ? I did a rough check on mine on the weekend in the 3 point position and it looks like I might have a big problem
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:46 AM
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Don't know why you would weigh it in the 3-point position, but mine weighs 75 pounds in the level position if that helps.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:52 AM
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73 on mine

Update: Catto 3 blade prop
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:15 AM
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Mine weights about 70 level. Don't know exactly in the 3 point position but do know it is quite a bit more. Why do you think you have a problem?
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:05 AM
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weighed in at 54# in level attitude.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:57 AM
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There is a sticky where lots of folks have posted their tailwheel weights. Seems like most are in the 70's. With CS prop and empty weight, mine is 56#. With Catto prop and full fuel, it goes up to 74#. Mine is a -9 so will differ some.

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