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Tailwheel fork broke
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I have had two shear, it happens.


Sent by Lilly and Rylan's Campa

On Dec 1, 2016, at 6:40 PM, Richard Dorman (dorman@televar.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

I took off recently and the tower told me something was dragging behind my 180. Then my rudder pedals started vibrating and so I immediately returned and landed.  Upon touchdown the tower told what ever was trailing the plane fell off on the runway. As the tail settled I realized by grinding sound that my tailwheel had fallen off. The bolt that holds the yoke onto had head had sheared off. It ruined the steering cables which I found at McFarland.  I purchased a new head and bearing kit from Alaska tailwheel.  Still trying to figure how that occurred.
 
I took off recently and the tower told me something was dragging behind my 180. Then my rudder pedals started vibrating and so I immediately returned and landed.  Upon touchdown the tower told what ever was trailing the plane fell off on the runway. As the tail settled I realized by grinding sound that my tailwheel had fallen off. The bolt that holds the yoke onto had head had sheared off. It ruined the steering cables which I found at McFarland.  I purchased a new head and bearing kit from Alaska tailwheel.  Still trying to figure how that occurred.
 
Installed the new fork and rebuild kit. It taxies much better. Never noticed how lousy it taxied as I was just used to it. 
 
Airframes Alaska are nice people to work with!
 
I purchased a new fork from airframes Alaska. I also got the rebuild kit. Look forward to installing it. 
 
Did you find a fork?  I think I have one out at the hangar.
 
I had one break in the same place, with the same mover. Have to be careful not to strap it in too tight. I leave the strap with a little slack now.
 
Time to call Airframes Alaska!

Paul Brown

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On Nov 8, 2016, at 18:01, David Lloyd (skywagon@charter.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

WOW . . .
That is an unusual location for the fork to break.. . .!!
 


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Tailwheel fork broke <<$160237550651$>>

Pulled the plane in the hangar and the tailwheel fork was broken. It was not broken when I attached the strap. I turn around to pull it in the hangar and noticed this:
I wonder if this was caused by the tow setup?
Anyone have a Scott 3400 fork you want to sell?
 
Mark
 
 

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Now would be a good time to upgrade to a Gar Aero or Bushwheel wide fork and tailwheel conversion.
 
WOW . . .
That is an unusual location for the fork to break.. . .!!
 


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Tailwheel fork broke <<$160237550651$>>

Pulled the plane in the hangar and the tailwheel fork was broken. It was not broken when I attached the strap. I turn around to pull it in the hangar and noticed this:
I wonder if this was caused by the tow setup?
Anyone have a Scott 3400 fork you want to sell?
 
Mark
 
 

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Pulled the plane in the hangar and the tailwheel fork was broken. It was not broken when I attached the strap. I turn around to pull it in the hangar and noticed this:
I wonder if this was caused by the tow setup?
Anyone have a Scott 3400 fork you want to sell?
 
Mark
 
 
 

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