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Old December 2nd 12, 09:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike J.
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Default Tailwheel For GROB Twin Astir

Over the years we've managed to "deflate" the tailwheel on our club's Twin Astir due to rough landings, rocks, cactus, whatever. It has always been a pain to remove and replace the tire/tube and often the 90-degree valve stem on the tube we buy is a bit long and hits the fiberglass tailwheel fairing..

Anyone out there have a solution/idea/suggestion on a replacemnet non-pneumatic tire that would do the job?

Mike J.
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Old December 2nd 12, 09:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Eric Munk
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Default Tailwheel For GROB Twin Astir

At 20:28 02 December 2012, Mike J. wrote:
Over the years we've managed to "deflate" the tailwheel on our club's

Twin
=
Astir due to rough landings, rocks, cactus, whatever. It has always been

a
=
pain to remove and replace the tire/tube and often the 90-degree valve
stem=
on the tube we buy is a bit long and hits the fiberglass tailwheel
fairing=
..

Anyone out there have a solution/idea/suggestion on a replacemnet
non-pneum=
atic tire that would do the job?

Mike J.

A 45-degree valve stem fixed with a locking wire to the rim (drill a small
hole) will halve the amount of flats. Stops the valve stem from being
ripped off the tube.

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Old December 3rd 12, 05:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
aerodyne
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Default Tailwheel For GROB Twin Astir

Ditto. I will add that Tim at W&W has the tube you need, page 33 on
his website. Desser does not carry it IIRC.

aerodyne
 




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