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luscombe tail wheel

#1 Post by photofly » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 pm

Does anyone know where to get a new wheel for the back end of a Luscombe 8? It's the original size, looks like a solid rubber puck 6" dia, 1/2" shaft. Can't see anything obviously fitting the bill at Spruce or Wag Aero, hoping someone knows something suitable.
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#2 Post by PilotDAR » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:36 pm

Ask Doug Ronan http://www.dougronan.com/. If he does not know, he knows someone who does...
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#3 Post by NormS » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:22 pm

Thanks for the contact info PilotDAR
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#4 Post by DonutHole » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:38 am

Part number?
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Re: luscombe tail wheel

#5 Post by Taxivasion » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:08 am

you're talking the Maule tailwheel?

Do yourself a huge favour and buy a Scott 3200 tailwheel. you and your airplane will be forever grateful. years of care free flying. Throw some grease in the thing every once in a while and you're good to go.
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Re: luscombe tail wheel

#6 Post by cgzro » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:07 am

Maule works fine for me. Changed it once in 1000hrs.. Have to do regular greasing and the fork bearing wears if not greased but it takes a good pounding back there.

ACS sells the wheels.
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Re: luscombe tail wheel

#7 Post by photofly » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:58 pm

I will upgrade the tailwheel at some point, but for now, a Bad Person pointed me towards an Aircraft Spruce part, which arrived today.
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