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Old 03-14-2017, 02:44 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, 04:46 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, 05:52 AM
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73 on mine

Update: Catto 3 blade prop
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:15 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, 07:05 AM
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weighed in at 54# in level attitude.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:57 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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Old 03-14-2017, 01:51 PM
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Why do you think you have a problem?
I did a quick check without jacking the aircraft and the tailwheel weight is approx 115 lb in the 3 point attitude,that is the reason I asked if anybody knew the weight in that position, I have seen the sticky with tailwheel weights in the level attitude and I have started to panic
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:59 PM
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Level plane then reweight just the tailwheel. I bet it comes back to the 70's.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:16 PM
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RV-8 with 64 lbs on the tailwheel in level condition. Battery on firewall.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:23 PM
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RV8 w 66 lbs in level stance. IO360 w Catto 3 blade
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