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Upgrading to a Full Swivel Tailwheel: A Sonex Owner’s Guide

Benefits of upgrading If you’re flying a Sonex now or have a Sonex kit, you’re probably familiar with the tailwheel assembly. Whether it’s the new machined tailwheel assembly or the stock welded caster setup, the Sonex tailwheel assembly, like many small aircraft tailwheels, does not full swivel. This allows the kit manufacturer to cut costs, …

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Tailwheel Installation

These instructions should walk you through the basic information that you will need to install a new tailwheel and properly maintain the assembly. If you’d like to see the inner workings of the assembly, take a look at our video below. Defining Terminology Before we do anything, let’s define some terminology for these tailwheel parts. …

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FAQ: The locking pin and control arm I ordered don’t seem to fit together

We’ve been receiving a few questions from astute customers who have ordered a tailwheel Locking Pin along with one of our Control Arms and noticed that the two parts don’t totally mate together when assembled. A customer sent us this image to demonstrate their concern. In fact, this is how these parts should look if …

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