Tail Wheel Time

I needed to make up something so I can close up the back of the fuselage of the Daedalus SSDR. So machine up a block, this is modelled on the standard center locking, to a point, free castoring design, with a sprung key which holds the wheel straight when not turning hard. The wheel was a solid rubber trolley wheel, Bored out the plastic plain bearing and inserted a pin bearing holding steel plug. Turned the wheel down on the lathe with a parting tool and planar file. Couple Dural lead springs, the lower is slotted to allow more initial play, so slides along the bolts to a point. Now finishing up the tail end to close it up, tightning and split pinning all the bolts, tying down the wires, finalising part set rivets, and adding a few little reinforcements.



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