Scott 3200 tailwheel

Scott 3200 tailwheel

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A heavy tail like the Stinson requires 5 compression springs.  Easy enough to add 2 springs to the assembly, which I did.  The springs provide pressure to the assembly to facilitate steering.  The other thing that I learned was that when assembling the tailwheel, there is no specified torque for the nut on the end of the spindle bolt.  Alaska Bush told me to tighten all the way, and then back off 3/4 turn.  Then adjust to suit.  In my opinion, since you’ve got a tail back there which weighs over 100 lbs., you don’t want it all loosey-goosey–a little resistance back there is a good thing.  Does the the other Stinson have the large steering springs?

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