Author Topic: Beaver Tailwheel  (Read 167 times)

TreeTopFlyer

Beaver Tailwheel
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:04:22 AM »
Okay so I have the Beaver Tailwheel installed....actually my mechanic put it on...I'll let you know how I like the round profile ...I'm overseas and haven't flown it yet...remember wheel and tire were free so had to give it a try...if I don't like it will replace round with twin contact square profile....

But it does look better with the bigger tire don't it?

TreeTopFlyer

Re: Beaver Tailwheel
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 09:06:05 AM »
PS.this is with the slightly wider tailwheel fork that I purchased from JAARS..

Jason Stephens

Re: Beaver Tailwheel
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 11:27:52 AM »
What size mains are you running with that tailwheel?

TreeTopFlyer

Re: Beaver Tailwheel
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 11:50:51 AM »
currently stock with crosswind gear...but I plan on using 29's

TreeTopFlyer

Re: Beaver Tailwheel
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 06:54:19 PM »
Just wanted to pass on my experience...just returned home...flew the helio with round profile beaver tailwheel...conditions were calm winds...

I previously heard that the round profile did not track as straight as square profile...I personally did not see any difference...it tracked fine...takeoffs and landings...no issue..didn't see any difference....(5 takeoffs and landings to full stop)

It did seem to pivot better ...like when you make a tight turn and pivot on mains and swing the rear end around tight...

So far like it...on another note...while I do think it would fit with standard fork...it would be tight on the sides...the wider fork does give it a little more room...