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Old 06-06-2022, 07:32 AM
Surfdoc Surfdoc is offline
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Default Tail Wheel spring Access

General question for tailwheel RVs. Did anyone leave an access hole to get to the one bolt attaching the tailwheel spring to the tailwheel spring mount? Currently I have no access to the bolt holding the two together. Part numbers WD-409 (RV9) and the tail wheel spiring. DWG 27 on the -7 and -9
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Old 06-06-2022, 07:44 AM
David Paule David Paule is online now
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On my RV-3B, I made the aft deck removable, and followed the plans by putting an access hole in the aftmost belly skin for the nut.

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Old 06-06-2022, 08:13 AM
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My RV-6 drawings call out a 1" hole for access which can be plugged by a push-in cap. I drilled mine barely big enough to get a socket on the nut and left the cap off. The nut on mine is almost flush with the bottom closeout so cap really not needed.

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