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91" SkyWing ARS 300 Assembly Thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by AKNick, Sep 16, 2019.

   
  1. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

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    For tailwheels, I really like the J&J. This one came from Terry’s Custom, but I’m not seeing them on the website at the moment.

     

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  2. AKNick

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    They make a beautiful tailwheel. I need something with some give to it due to my rocky/nasty terrain. The spring wire titanium is appealing.

    Edit: The J&J Tailwheels are for 35-42% planes. so the 120cc range, probably too much for my 50-70cc airframe?
     
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  3. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

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    Not sure, but might be worth an email...jjtailwheels@gmail.com
     
  4. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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    I went through their customer photos of the wire tail wheel installed on some 50cc planes, and I like it. Ordered up a J&J traditional wire version last night. Hoping to try out the silicone tubing method instead of springs.
     
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  5. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    I have been using the silicone tubing for years, works well for me.

    Very tired of the cheap single wire tailwheels most ARF's include thou.
     

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  6. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

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    Have several of their tail wheels best of any I have ever used the titanium one is my favourite just absolutely bullet proof. And after you use the pull springs again never use anything else.
     
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  7. AKNick

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    Glad to hear it fellas, looking forward to putting it in! I was notified that he will ship it out tomorrow :)
     
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  8. AKNick

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    Got my J&J tailwheel in. Made a pull pull bracket on the rudder. Ended up using the springs supplied and some steel leader/crimps. Seems happy. I was pulling out my hair getting the geometry right with ball links and fuel tubing and said ya know... let’s go old school and fix it later if I do t like it. So wham!

    I used the screw hole supplied with the OEM gear, knocked out the blind nuts, and put a balsa block in the tail for the long wire to go into. Used the supplied brackets, painted them gray and the rest is history. The bracket I made is from 1/8” G10 carbon.
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  9. Snoopy1

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    Looks good you will be happy with that never need to look at it again. So they supplied the little brackets with the gear normally you had to make your own.
     
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  10. AKNick

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    The brackets are not very high quality, but they worked!

    ran across this video of the plane flying with a 70cc 3Dub.
     
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