Tailwheel Troubleshooting

We’ve compiled a list of common issues that we see with the Van’s type tailwheel assemblies, along with simple solutions. Before we get started, let’s define a few key pieces of terminology so we’re all using the same words for the same parts. Forgive the crude Sketchup drawing here: A few common issues and how …

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Instruction Sheets and Product Documents

Tailwheel Installation and Maintenance Documents A collection of information regarding tailwheel maintenance, assembly, and installation. Tailwheel Installation and maintenance Tailwheel mounting kit assembly Drilling the Tail Spring Converting from an older bent-spring, non-swiveling Van’s tailwheel Changing a Mounting Socket Replacing the Aviation Products Tailwheel Troubleshooting the Tailwheel Assembly Addressing Tailwheel Shimmy in RVs More Tailwheel …

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Onex Heel Brake Setup

Our friend and Screaming Eaglet test pilot Todd Reifers sent us this drawing after modifying his Onex brake system to a differential setup (note that the two-seater Sonex will have a different setup, given the different cockpit configuration).   Pictured below is the finished installation. All images courtesy of Todd Reifers.      Whatever ads …

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

Please note: officially, we have discontinued the fork assembly that we were making specifically for the Sonex, but this modification can still be made using one of our other tailwheel fork systems. We recommend the following slate of items from our site for this upgrade: Eaglet Racer Fork $230 4 inch lightweight tailwheel tire $100 …

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