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  #211  
Old 12-06-2008, 01:47 PM
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Default Aviation Tech Products?

Maybe we've been asking this in the wrong thread. Does anyone know how the Aviation Tech Products compare to the others mentioned here? They look about like the Bell.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:20 AM
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Default Vince is correct...

Thanks for the comments Vince. Trying to help where and as fast as we can.
I am contacting another 17 guys on our order list now as we are shipping more this week. Going as fast as we can.
Alex is making a fork that certainly looks similar to our unit (bell) but I am not sure exactly. He was on a shipping hold for awhile due to some problem but may be back at it now.
Glad we can be of help...sorry its not immediately when the orders come in.
Safe flying....
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:31 AM
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Maybe we've been asking this in the wrong thread. Does anyone know how the Aviation Tech Products compare to the others mentioned here? They look about like the Bell.
I had an Aviation Products tailwheel and spring on my RV-4 and it worked great. This was the orignal one that Vans used on the RVs until he came up with his own design.
Guess that is a different one too than the Aviation Tech Products tailwheel.
Heres a link to an aviation products tailwheel install I found on the internet.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:22 AM
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Default Tail Wheel

As some of you already know, Aviation Tech Products had a problem with the location of the locking pin in a batch of Tail Wheel forks. We have remedied the problem and replaced all the affected units in the field, and as of this weekend 12-07-2008 we have resumed shipping new orders.

To our customers that were affected by this, we thank you for your understanding and patience while we made it right.

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:48 PM
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Default Tail Wheel

Hey Doug,

I would like to put in an order for 2 of your tail wheels. One for my RV 8 and one for my friends RV 6. Can you give me a call so we can talk
337-303-8511 or you can e-mail me at

blakeabroussard@yahoo.com

Thank You,

Blake Broussard
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:23 PM
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Heres a link to an aviation products tailwheel install I found on the internet.
I've been using the Aviation Products tail wheel for over 15 years and love it.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:23 PM
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I put one of the homebuilder's special tailwheels on my Pitts S2B (with a field approval) and on my Great Lakes 2T-1A-2. In both cases it was an obvious upgrade from the maule tailwheels that were stock
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:13 AM
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Default Tail Wheel debonding....

Hi,
We have had a problem with the tail wheel tyre debonding from the hub. We have tried refitting this with a slow cure araldite, but after 30Hrs or so, have suffered from the same problem again. Does anyone have any suggestions for fixing the "rubber" to the Aluminium hub?
All ides welcome!
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:29 PM
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tire debonding? Ugh.

The deluxe tailwheel tire that I sell is about 5-6 ounces lighter than a standard Van's type tire, has sealed bearings, and performs very well. There are well over a hundred of them in the field with no known problems to date.

I have about 200 hours on the tire on my plane and it shows very little wear.

Price $65
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:13 AM
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Thanks ...I will look you up!
Henrik
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