Steerable Tail Wheel
We’ve decided it’s time to install the steerable tail wheel option.
We are planning to fly and demonstrate the aircraft at the EAA air venture and the necessity for being able to taxi and maneuver the aircraft on the ground is much different than operating off of our small airport with minimal traffic.
The tail wheel bracket assembly installed on the tail skid. All of the design is intended to be able to retrofit from one type of landing gear to another with minimal effort.
The bolt hole pattern for the glider tail wheel adapts directly into the steerable tail wheel configuration.
One of the components for the tail wheel assembly being machined.
A close-up view of the tail wheel hinge assembly installed on to the tail skid
The tail skid tube with the tail wheel hinge bracket installed.