How: Insert Tailwheel spring into Pivot fitting?

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How: Insert Tailwheel spring into Pivot fitting?

Postby dhogue » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:22 pm

Hello Sonex/Onex builders,

I am writing to ask how did you install SNX-LO3-03 Tail Wheel Spring into the ONX-LO3-04 Tailwheel Pivot fitting?
The plans page is ONX-LO3

The spring will not slide into the pivot fitting. I tried to tap it in with a hard rubber mallot but it does not go in at all.

Thanks,
Don
Don Hogue
Onex 0173: Tailwheel: AeroVee Turbo.
Horiz/Vert Stabs, Rudder/Elevators, Fwd/IB/OB/Aileron Bellcranks on Ribs and Main Fwd/Aft Center Wing Spars, Fuselage : Complete.
WIP: Wings
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Re: How: Insert Tailwheel spring into Pivot fitting?

Postby Direct C51 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:25 pm

Don, that sounds like the better problem to have than it fitting quite loosely like mine did. I would just use some sand paper or a scotch brite pad on a stick chucked in a drill motor to remove some of the powder coating in the pivot assembly. Remove just enough to get it in. The tighter the better.
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Re: How: Insert Tailwheel spring into Pivot fitting?

Postby dhogue » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:33 pm

Thank you Sir!
That worked.
Don
Don Hogue
Onex 0173: Tailwheel: AeroVee Turbo.
Horiz/Vert Stabs, Rudder/Elevators, Fwd/IB/OB/Aileron Bellcranks on Ribs and Main Fwd/Aft Center Wing Spars, Fuselage : Complete.
WIP: Wings
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