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  • #16
    Anyone else ever seen leather pieces used? Saw it used on some planes but no idea how well it stood up with time. Available in a lot of different hardness's and thickness.

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    • #17
      I tend to replace the bolts (all four of them) every annual (sometimes two, depending on usage), and I use old inner tube scrap as the "filler" around the AN4 bolted clamp just under the sternpost.
      I'd be a bit nervous about using leather, because it retains a lot of moisture.

      Just my opinion.
      Rob

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
        Anyone else ever seen leather pieces used? Saw it used on some planes but no idea how well it stood up with time. Available in a lot of different hardness's and thickness.
        No I have not, the elements would tear it up out here. Too dry, timt
        N29787
        '41 BC12-65

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Robert Lees View Post
          I tend to replace the bolts (all four of them) every annual (sometimes two, depending on usage), and I use old inner tube scrap as the "filler" around the AN4 bolted clamp just under the sternpost.
          I'd be a bit nervous about using leather, because it retains a lot of moisture.

          Just my opinion.
          Rob
          If your tail is light, then you should not have to change them yearly. Heavy is over 120#. Tim
          N29787
          '41 BC12-65

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          • #20
            I have used fiber reinforced baffle material with good results.

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            • #21
              Moisture was what I was worried about with Leather too. No idea how old the leather was on the plane I saw with it. I was attracted to the plane because I noticed there were no jam nuts on the tail wires! I have since seen several with missing jam nuts.

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              • #22
                I used silicone baffle seal material. Can glue strips together to get different thicknesses. Use superglue
                Scott
                CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by astjp2 View Post

                  If your tail is light, then you should not have to change them yearly. Heavy is over 120#. Tim
                  My tailweight is 64lb, but we do a lot of landings (and I have had to repair the rudder twice in the past due to broken leaf-spring bolts and the bolts are cheap!)

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                  • #24
                    A little chunk of conveyor belt works great and is almost indestructible.

                    Bob Picard
                    Bob Picard
                    N48923 L-2B Skis/Wheels
                    N6346M Stinson 108-3 Floats/Skis/Wheels
                    Anchor Point, Alaska TF#254

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                    • #25
                      Not to hijack this thread but if i have a bouncy landing, my left tailwheel spring pops off from where it attaches to the rudder which means no tailwheel steering. i have closed the loop so it can't pop off but the loop opens enough after a bounce that it can then pop off again.
                      does anyone know the specs for the tailwheel rudder horn springs?

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                        • #27
                          My two springs don't look like these in Jim K's photo. these are not as substantial and do not have the center straight parts, just the coiled exterior. I have a 1940 BC-65. Will take pics and post.
                          Does anyone else have a problem with springs popping off after a bounced landing?
                          Thanks.

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                          • #28
                            I would recommend installing the better springs and mouse safety wire them.

                            Rob, maybe you can post the link to your "Top Ten", I couldn't see the link to your presentation on your web-page. I can post a copy with your permission.
                            Mark
                            1945 BC12-D
                            N39911, #6564

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                            • #29
                              You need to Mouse the springs. The safety wires keep teh spring from popping off. Also reduce heart attacks from ground loops! Click image for larger version

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                              • #30
                                Hi Mark,
                                Thanks for your reply. Do you know where to buy them?

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