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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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Old 10-19-2018, 10:04 AM
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Default Broken tailwheel link

Hi,
At about 180 hours, my RV8 tailwheel link broke when landing. I ordered a new one from JD Airparts . I am wondering if I could fly safely without any link? Taxiing is not a major issue, but in flight I am not sure of the rudder stability...
Thanks for your opinions
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:10 AM
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Hi,
At about 180 hours, my RV8 tailwheel link broke when landing. I ordered a new one from JD Airparts . I am wondering if I could fly safely without any link? Taxiing is not a major issue, but in flight I am not sure of the rudder stability...
Thanks for your opinions
One of the rod end bearings on my Rocket link (RV-6) broke while taxiing out of a Saturday breakfast. The steering was a bit looser but landing back home was a non-event. There was no effect on in-flight stability.
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Thank Sam for the info. Anyway I was able to repair the link . But regarding flight controls I am always very carefull. Thatís A good info when you donít want to be stuck far from your homebase.
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