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Date:  9-14-2006
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  Tailwheel spring

Today my EAA tech counselor and I went to Gwinett airport to do a pre buy inspection on a Cherokee 180 that I'm buying along with two RV builders. This airplane will allow me to fly cheap and keep my flying skills up while the Bearhawk is under construction. The seller is an RV builder also and his airplane is almost ready to fly. We borrowed the local EAA hanger for the inspection. I met a couple of the members from chapter 690. That's a nice group of guys over there and a very active chapter. The airplane checked out so in about a week after the annual is done I'll be an owner. Afterwards I took advantage of Jere's wisdom and tool collection the do some work on my tailwheel spring. The holes that the tailwheel mount to have to be elongated by about 3/16". This is so that when the spring flexes the bolt can move. Otherwise the scissors action of the two springs will try to shear the bolt. The springs are hardened steel so it was slow going. We used a grinder to get it rough shaped then finished it off with a round hand file.
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