Sam Rutherford

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  1. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    That'll do it!  Never even crossed my mind - expensive error!
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  2. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    hm, hadn't thought of that axis of movement.  More important than the wing tips moving up and down whilst folded?
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  3. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks.  Interesting you don't have any shock absorption there - but as it's at the hitch end the tractor will soften out the vertical movement.
    I think it is better to support the wings (also takes the strain off the wing attachments) but this is much more complicated to fabricate.
    Thanks for that though, very, very useful.
    Cheers, Sam.
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  4. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic Broke tail wheel during road transit   

    Ouch - but, it does look a bit corroded??!!
    Anyone got a picture of 'jig' that they use?  Unsure as to whether I should be supporting the tailend of the fuselage (but with some shock absorption clearly) or the wings (given that the weight problem is caused by the folded wings).
    Thanks!  Sam.
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  5. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Broke tail wheel during road transit
    Seems  obvious afterwards.  Avid 4 all tucked up and secure in my trailer for a long drive.  On arrival, tailwheel springs had snapped.
    Then, the penny drops.  Weight on tailwheel in normal use - minimal (one man lift).  Weight on tailwheel with wings folded - much, much more.  So, support that sucker if you're going on bumpy roads with the wings folded...
     
    Safe drive!  Sam.
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  6. Sam Rutherford added a post in a topic AVID Flyer Belly Cargo Pod   

    Hi, any news on this - I would love to have one for my IV Stol.
    Thanks, Sam.
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  7. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Forum How-to's   

    How to make signature image smaller??
    As per subject - see below!  :-)
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  8. Sam Rutherford added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Easiest big wheels/tyres?
    I've a Mark IV, wheels are okay but I want bigger - cue penis jokes!  
    What have people done that:
    Doesn't involve new gearCan involve uprated brakesThanks, Sam.
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  9. Sam Rutherford added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wanted: Big wheels and tyres for Avid IV
    Um, as per the title...
    Thanks, Sam.
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